Vasilieva S. A. Reformation of women’s imprisonment in terms of penal reforms in the XIX c. United States, p. 94-102

The article discusses some aspects of the American prison reform in the XIX c., associated with female crime and peculiarities of penal treatment for incarcerated women. It reviews the main institutional changes and reform results. The problem of modern concepts in the historical and criminological literature representing controversial views on the problem is treated in the article. The author comes to the conclusion that the unqualified success of the radical changes in criminal justice system during the XIX c. resulted in the consolidation of new principles and standards of women’s imprisonment, such as: well-established medical facilities, the detention of mothers with children, the system of children education inside prisons, the practice of post-penitentiary patronage.
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