Central Ohio's Historic Prisons (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

Central Ohio's Historic Prisons (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By David Meyers, Elise Meyers Cover Image
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With the opening of the Ohio State Reformatory in 1896, the state legislature had put in place "the most complete prison system, in theory, which exists in the United States." The reformatory joined the Ohio Penitentiary and the Boys Industrial School, also central-Ohio institutions, to form the first instance of "graded prisons; with the reform farm on one side of the new prison, for juvenile offenders, and the penitentiary on the other, for all the more hardened and incorrigible class." However, even as the concept was being replicated throughout the country, the staffs of the institutions were faced with the day-to-day struggle of actually making the system work.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738560038
ISBN-10: 0738560030
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 12th, 2009
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)