Learning Objectives

  • Explain the origins of corrections
  • Discuss how what we do now in corrections is often grounded in historical experience (or a repeat of it)
  • Compare the different types of corrections used historically
  • Identify some of the key Enlightenment thinkers, their ideas, and how they changed corrections
  • Describe colonial jails and early prisons in America and how they operated
  • Compare early American prisons with early European and British prisons