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Tagged With: overcrowded prisons

Kudos to Delaware

WILMINGTON — The state of Delaware is undertaking a study of its criminal justice system to find ways to slow prison growth and prevent ex-convicts from committing new crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice has selected Delaware as a “Justice Reinvestment” site to evaluate what’s right and wrong about the current system. Gov. Jack Markell … Continue reading »

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A Little Federal Prison History

Did you know that the modern day prison system began to form shortly after the Revolutionary War? Yes it’s true. The 1790′s brought with it new ideas for imprisonment. The idea of reforming a prisoner versus the traditional theory of punishing those imprisoned was finally underway. Jails, on the other hand are nothing new in … Continue reading »

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