Prison Reform: History, Issues & Movement

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_____ is a current issue in correctional facilities.

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1. Which of the following is an active prison reform group?

2. In the American colonies, prisons were initially used:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the history of prison reform and help you understand the issues prisons have faced in the past and are currently facing today. The quiz questions will ask you about how prisons were initially used and the percentage the prison population has risen in the last 35 years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Current issues in correctional facilities
  • Active prison reform groups
  • The early prison reformist who began the parole program

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the history of prison reform
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding current issues in prisons and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reformist who developed the parole program
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the initial use of prisons

Additional Learning

Learn more about prison reform by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Prison Reform: History, Issues & Movement. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define prison reform
  • Learn when prison became a punishment
  • Examine the actions of the prison reform movement
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