The Past and Present Corrections

M1 Assignment 2 – The Past and Present Corrections
Module 1: Module 1 – M1 Assignment 2 Discussion Assignment 2: The Past and Present Corrections Environments
The corrections environment of the past is vastly different from that of today. However, many
aspects of the modern corrections environment have been the direct result of the influence of
historical architecture, ideology, and practice. To understand the mission of modern corrections,
it is essential to examine lessons learned from the past.
Submission Details: What are the primary differences between the mission of US prisons during the late
eighteenth or early nineteenth century and the mission of corrections today? What influences prompted the differences between these missions? Consider the
following discussion points:
o The medical model vs. the justice model. Prison as a punishment vs. prison as a rehabilitation tool.
In at least 300 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following