How have the rules and systems developed in early prisons continue to influence corrections today?

Today’s corrections system is a lot different from the prison system of the pass, most people can’t imagine an era when stealing was punished by cutting off the hands of offender’s. One of the important changes was vigilante justice, (which was very common in the ancient time) to government justice, where the government owned the crime and take on the responsibility for the punishment, in which the criminal will receive. There were many different forms of corporal punishment like, beating, amputation, and shackling, which are still used in some counties. Corporal punishment is based on deterrence, meaning if individuals are hurt or embarrassed in public they will not commit another crime.

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