Today, nearly everyone is familiar with the concepts of prisons, reformatories, and jails. Institutional corrections have become so commonplace in the United States that many people take their existence for granted. Residential institutions, however, are a fairly recent historical phenomenon. Read about the origins of prisons at:
http://www.howardleague.org/index.php?id=31 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
After you have looked over this site, answer the questions below:
- What form did the earliest correctional methods take?
- What influence did Jeremy Bentham have on corrections in England?
- Briefly discuss the views held by the Quakers which related to corrections.