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    Prior to the development of a conventional prison system, prisons housed people who were held for a short time because they were unable to pay fines or debts. Others were held for a short time to await trial.

    Discuss how different our society would be today if we had kept this idea.
    What would happen if we did not use a prison sentence as a punishment?
    Would we have more rehabilitative ideas? Would we have more of a victim justice system?
    Would we have more retribution than rehabilitation?
    Please provide references.

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    Discuss how different our society would be today if we had kept this idea.

    This idea was akin to debtor's prisons and was unequal as well as against the rule of law. If you had money, you were able to receive food, shelter, and clothes while incarcerated but if you didn't, you were left to your own survival instincts. In addition, all offenders were housed together without any regard to the crimes committed or age of the ...

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    Prisons and rehabilitation are discussed in this solution.

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