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NCJ Number: 156195 Find in a Library
Title: Ideal of a True Prison System for a State
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:46  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1995)  Pages:68-74
Author(s): Z B Brockway
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article, condensed from a paper delivered in 1870, outlines an ideal prison system, consisting of three departments: organization, legislation, and administration.
Abstract: The organizational department would consist of the executive force (board of guardians) and the institutions and instruments through which it would act upon society and the criminal. These would include a State police or constabulary, primary schools, reform schools, district reformatories, a graduated series of reformatory institutions for adults, and separate reformatories for women. The department of legislation would be responsible for laws pertaining to the government of the board of guardians and for laws providing for the control and custody of criminals. The administration of prisons should be characterized by inflexible purpose, based upon a firm foundation of principles. The author called for the intellectual education of all adult prisoners, founded on the cultivation of Christian character.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional education programs; Criminology; History of corrections
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