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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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- prison labor, hard prison labor, hard labor approach, adult convicts