Thoughts on Penitentiaries and Prison Discipline (Classic Reprint) by M. CareyThoughts on Penitentiaries and Prison Discipline (Classic Reprint) by M. Carey

Thoughts on Penitentiaries and Prison Discipline (Classic Reprint)

byM. Carey

Paperback | January 10, 2019

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Excerpt from Thoughts on Penitentiaries and Prison Discipline

Eminent individuals turned their attention to the subject of the penal law; and imprisonment, not only in England, but upon the continent. The result of their inquiries was a decided conviction, that crimes arise more from the want of instruction, classification, employment, and inspection, in jail, than from any other cause. The old system of prison discipline was pronounced essentially defective-ruinous as it regarded young culprits.

The more immediately after the commission of a crime, a punishment is in?icted, the more just and useful it will be. It will be more just, because it spares the criminal, the cruel and super?uous torment of uncertainty, which increases in proportion to the strength of his imagination, and the sense of his weakness; and because the privation of liberty, being a punishment, ought to be in?icted before condemnation, but for as short a time as possi ble. - Beccaria, page 64.

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Title:Thoughts on Penitentiaries and Prison Discipline (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:January 10, 2019Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1334084319

ISBN - 13:9781334084317

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