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Unformatted text preview: Justice official in Washington, was normally in charge. This started the passage if the Three Prison Act in 1891, which was authorized by the Federal Government’s first three penitentiaries. As a result of the Federal Law Enforcement efforts and new legislation, it dramatically altered sentencing in the Federal Criminal Justice System. By 1940, the Bureau had grown to 24 facilities with 24, 360 inmates. The prison became one of the sanctions available to the courts to deal with those who commit criminal offences. Imprisonment today is the harshest sanction available, but before they were built when you commit a crime it was much, much worst. HISTORY OF STATE AND FEDERAL PRISON 3 References Foster, B. (2006). Corrections: The Fundamentals . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. Howard League. (2011). History of State and Federal Prison. Retrieved from http://www.howardleague.org/history-of-prison-system/...
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- Spring '11
- Criminal Justice, federal prison, State Prison