Reformatories for women in the United States.
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Published by J.B. Wolters in Groningen .
Written in English


  • Reformatories -- United States,
  • Female offenders -- United States,
  • Criminals -- United States

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [582]-604.

The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 614 p.
Number of Pages614
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16871619M

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Reformatories for women in the United States, Unknown Binding – January 1, by Eugenia Cornelia Lekkerkerker (Author)Author: Eugenia Cornelia Lekkerkerker. "Tabulation of laws establishing reformatories for women in the United States, by Marion Canby Dodd and Helen Worthington Rogers": p. United Kingdom Reformatories and industrial schools. Reformatory schools were penal facilities originating in the 19th century that provided for criminal children and were certified by the government starting in As society's values changed, the use of reformatories declined and they were coalesced by an Act of Parliament into a single structure known as approved schools.   Seventeen states opened women's reformatories between and Although there was considerable variation among the states and regions of the country, reformatories opened after the turn of the century typically were characterized by greater professionalism on the part of their superintendents and a heightened emphasis on medical matters.

Similar institutions for boys also appeared in the United States in the midth century, and reformatories for girls spread rapidly from the early 20th century. The institutions for girls, which usually were smaller than those for boys, were concerned primarily with controlling sexual promiscuity and teaching domestic skills. A review of facilities across the United States reveals two different models of institutions for women through - out the 20th century: reformatories and custodial institutions. The reformatory was a new concept in incarcera- tion, as it was an institution designed with the intent to rehabilitate women.   As one of the oldest girls reformatories in the U.S. closes, residents and staff wrestle with its history of contradictions: from enlightened reforms to the cruelest horrors of such places.   The United States has been collapsing for years. We just weren’t paying attention a history book written like a police procedural that would track the murder of a country, an economic and.

Report on the Prisons and Reformatories of the United States and Canada: Made to the Legislature of New York, January, Issues of 19th-century legal treatises American Culture Ser., Anthropology and Sociology collection American culture series4/5(1). Early history. Established in , the Indiana Women's Prison was not only the United States' first separate institution for female prisoners, but was also the first maximum-security female correctional facility in the nation. Formerly, female felons had been detained at the Indiana State Prison, located first in Jeffersonville and later in Clarksville.   A Black Women’s History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women Reviews: Reformatory for women As a result of early generations of women reformers between and , the following institutions were created as an alternative to the penitentiaries harsh conditions of enforced silence and hard labor: Women are more passive and naive than men.