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April 21, 1894

ELMIRA REFORMATORY.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(16):593-594. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420950029003

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Abstract

For many years this institution has led all others in the world in scientific studies and treatment of criminals. The application of modern theories of the disease of criminology, has been very strikingly illustrated in the physical and mental training of the inmates of this prison. The success of these new methods has so far exceeded the expectations of its advocates, that it has attracted a worldwide interest. These methods are briefly, physical culture, baths, industrial and military training, exact life and living, mental culture and rewards and punishment as an incentive. The inmates are treated by building up the physical and mental; and the crime is assumed to be a part of his physical degeneration, to be reached and controlled by the application of exact physical measures. Experience has built up a system of means and appliances and proved their value by practical application at this reformatory, far in

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