BeschreibungPlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, aiming at a more effective penal system.In colonial America, punishments were severe. The Massachusetts assembly in 1736 ordered that a thief, on first conviction, be fined or whipped. The second time he was to pay treble damages, sit for an hour upon the gallows platform with a noose around his neck and then be carted to the whipping post for thirty stripes. For the third offense he was to be hanged. But the implementation was haphazard as there was no effective police system and judges wouldn't convict if they believed the punishment was excessive. The local jails mainly held men awaiting trial or punishment and those in debt.
Untertitel: Criminal Justice, Corporal Punishment, Public Humiliation. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 116 Seiten