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Development of Corrections 1 Development of Corrections CJS / 230
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Development of Corrections 2 Women convicted to prisons or jails were housed in the same prisons and jails as men before the 1800’s. Women were often treated and punished the same as men. Women were usually placed together with men and supervised by men. Men dominated the prisons and jails creating many problems of sexual abuse and exploitation of women. In the early 1800’s separation of women in prisons and jails began to take place. Facilities were established to house only women and focus more on the independent needs of women. Juvenile prisoners also created many issues aimed towards separation from adult prisoners. Three basic arguments were established in the 1800’s that supported the separation. First was the aspect that prison life was to harsh for the youth. Second was juveniles would acquire criminal behavior from adult convicts. Third was that if seized in time and placed in an appropriate facility a juvenile stood a much better chance of
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Unformatted text preview: rehabilitation. Without a distinction between prisons for juveniles and adults the prison population would continue to grow at an even more alarming rate. Many youth would be controlled by adult convicts and led into a life of crime. Any chance of rehabilitation or reform would be lost and young people would be forced into hard prison labor. Prisons used labor of inmates to produce goods and earn money to help cover costs of operating the facility. The hard labor approach also kept prisoners busy and productive to avoid conflicts. The decline of prison labor was created by private businesses in direct competition, the argument that prisoners took away jobs from more deserving people, and reformers who believed hard labor was inhumane treatment. Development of Corrections 3 Reference Foster, B. . (2006). Corrections: The Fundamentals. Pearson Education, Inc....
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