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History of State and Federal Prisons 1 History of State and Federal Prisons CJS / 230
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History of State and Federal Prisons 2 State and Federal prisons have been an ongoing experiment throughout American history. As society evolved the demand for more humane and reform-oriented facilities became prevalent. Ideas for corrections were established in early America from the old virtues of the European system. Confinement was not considered an aspect of the early corrections system. Housing of inmates was limited to confining convicts until payment of penalties or punishment was carried out. “The state prison systems of today were founded on the nineteenth-century penitentiary, which was itself based on the legal reforms of the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment.” (Foster, 2006, p. 121). Confinement became the ideal of corrections for society and was considered much more humane compared to corporal punishment and death. The ideal of reforming convicts was further evolution of a more humane society
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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