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Description and significance of Elmira on parole in the United States

Define and discuss the history and significance of Elmira and its effect on parole in the United States. Discuss the history and downfall of the Auburn/New York system. What lessons were learned from Elmira? What lessons were learned from Auburn/New York?

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An overview of both the Elmira and Auburn Systems is provided below:

Elmira System:
- Elmira Reformatory opened in Elmira, NY in 1876 and was the first U.S. reformatory.
- It was based on the principles of the Irish system, indeterminate sentencing, and parole.
- Elmira Reformatory was geared toward first-time offenders who were between age 16 and 30.
- Inmates served indeterminate sentences and could earn early release through good behavior.
- Inmates were required to meet specific goals with regard to education and behavior. Participation in educational programs and vocational training was required.
- For inmates who ...

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A description and significance of Elmira on parole in the United States are examined. The lessons learned are provided.

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