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Running head: STATE AND FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM 1 State and Federal Prison System Artina Houston CJS/230 July 31, 2011 Ivan Biss
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STATE AND FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM 2 State and Federal Prison System I’m going to try to explain some things about the state and the federal prison system. I’m also going to provide an example of a state prison and how it is becoming over crowded as the years passes by. I will also try to put in ways we can stop this from happening and put in ways that the government can help too. Well in the 19 th century was when the first state prison was born. This prison was built in Millbank, London in 1816 and it held 860 prisoners, which were kept in separate cells. In 1933, the first open prison was built at New Hall Camp near Wakefield. The theory behind this type of open prison was in the words of one penal reformer, Sir Alex Patterson: “You cannot train a man for freedom under conditions of captivity.”(www.howardleague.org) The state prison system is there to help get people ready to come back out to society and to function as a new person. It was created to punish a criminal for the crimes that they did, but also to help
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