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DEVELOPMENT OF CORRECTIONS CJS/230 7/13/2011 Ivan Biss Artina Houston
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Before the 1800s they didn’t really have prisons for the women that committed crimes. The female criminals were the “double-deviant” of their society. (www.law.jrank.org) The punishment for women prior to the development of prisons in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were like the following; for the serious offense they were put to death by hanging or burning, banished from their communities, or sold as salves, and for the less offense the offenders were subject to physical punishment such as whippings, stock and pillories, brandings, or humiliation. Some of the female criminals to bride-well, poor house, or nunneries for the crimes that they did. Then up till the 1800s they were housed in the same prison as the men and juveniles. The women were treated just like the men and had to do hard labor like sewing, cleaning, laundry, and cooking. They were being raped, underfed, and didn’t really have any space to live.
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Unformatted text preview: The three basic arguments were that the penitentiary life would be too hard on the youth, they could learn bad habits for the older inmates, and they could be raped or emotional abused. They thought that the juveniles would get schooled on how to get away with crimes or that they would become institutionize. The purpose of the labor inside prison was to help out the growing companies. (www.urban.org) The companies would make a lot of money and then pay the inmates less that they should. It was also to cut down the crimes inside the prison and give the inmates something to take up their time. The cause of the decline of prison labor is when the Great Depression hit they took the jobs from the inmates and gave them to the men that were looking for work. The other reason were, because some people didn’t like the way the inmates were being treated, underfed, and under clothed. References www.law.jrank.org www.urban.org...
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