Prison Reform

Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, aiming at a more effective penal system.

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Chuck De Vore - California State Assemblyman - Bills and Policy Positions - Prison Reform
... alcohol rehabilitation in the California prison system ... This key provision of prison reform was incorporated into AB 900 which was signed into law ...
Prison Reform - Examples - United States
... In the United States, Dorothea Dix toured prisons in the U.S ... Johnny Cash performed and recorded at many prisons and fought for prison reform ... In the early 1900s Samuel June Barrow was a leader in prison reform ...
Elaine Brown - Later Activism
... liberation, especially espousing the need for radical prison reform ... Michael Lewis, also known as “Little B,” was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 14 for a murder that Brown believes he did not commit ... Brown helped co-found the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform, which helps thousands of prisoners find housing after they are released on parole, facilitates transportation for family visits to prisons ...
Humanitarianism - Reforms of The Humanitarian Movement - Prison Reform
... In the 18th century, prisons were, in the words of Henry Fielding, "sewers of idleness" ... Prisons were farmed out to private persons whose object was simply to make a profit ... The leading reformer was John Howard (prison reformer) whose great work, The State of Prisons in England and Wales with preliminary observations and an account of some ...
Greg Barns - Prison Reform
... Barns is a spokesperson for the Prison Action and Reform Group Inc which is an independent coalition of individuals formed in response to community concerns ... Prison Action and Reform aims to provide a forum to advocate on behalf of a silenced group (prisoners) for the improvement of existing conditions within the Tasmanian Corrections System and for the development of a ...

Famous quotes containing the words reform and/or prison:

    Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose.... In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires....
    Elizabeth Hardwick (b. 1916)

    He that has his chains knocked off, and the prison doors set open to him, is perfectly at liberty, because he may either go or stay, as he best likes; though his preference be determined to stay, by the darkness of the night, or illness of the weather, or want of other lodging. He ceases not to be free, though the desire of some convenience to be had there absolutely determines his preference, and makes him stay in his prison.
    John Locke (1632–1704)