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Jacqueline Solorio

The eras that I will be discussing are: 1800, 1950, 2000 and 2013 for each era, the following items will be described: the history and development, treatment and punishment of the offenders, the description of the holding and monitoring of the offenders. The conclusion will discuss the alternatives to incarceration and the influences of the eras in today’s correctional system, as well as, recommendations for ways in which the current correctional system could be improved.
1800’s
 In the 1800 the punishment for an offender was hanging them from a rope it was extremely common for those who were convicted of crime also the most common punishment was the lash they would get about 25 lashes for minor conduct. Also a lot of hard labor in those days. They were punished if they broke the laws by having their dinners taken away from them, and for further infractions, they would be placed in a punishment cell with half of usual ration: 1/2 bread & water.

Even those children that were considered at risk will get punished like if they had committed a crime already. Also if a woman was believe to be cheating on her husband she will receive 30 lashes and a big (A) on her forehead with a hot iron so that everyone who would look at her or know her would know what she had done.
In those days there wasn’t any type of treatment specific it was pretty much you get your act together or you will be hanged at the end.
The secure holding for a prisoner was a small cell made of hard walls, floors covered in dirt and rodents, and a bed. If the prisoner was lucky, the bed consisted of a tiny hammock tied to opposite walls but often times it was made of a wooden bench. For meals the prisoners were barely fed, but if they were, small rations of bread and water were given. Many times the prisoners died of starvation and dehydration because of the conduct that they had.
In the mid 1800’s a local Bostonian civic activist John Augustus, began to identify

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