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Rehabilitation 2 The aspect of prisoner rehabilitation is to influence criminal behavior in a positive manner and produce more acceptable behavior for society. Prisoner rehabilitation is thought by some to have originated during the creation of the penitentiary. Others suggest that prisoner rehabilitation is a newer concept originating in the twentieth century. Prisoner rehabilitation arguably affects prisons and general society in positive and negative manners. The rehabilitation process to transform convicts into productive citizens is acceptable to most, but the effective nature has been in question throughout its inception. “Rehabilitation in the prison setting has a generic definition meaning, ‘something that makes a prisoner a better person’ however rehabilitation is often considered in a more narrow definition as specific treatment intending to end criminal behavior.” (Foster, 2006, p. 372). Transforming an individuals values, and his or her way of life, through a process of treatment is considered a rehabilitating aspect. Religious transformation was believed to be a rehabilitating concept, which promoted penance and
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