Houses of Correction

Buildings that house institutions of confinement and correction, using hard labor and strict discipline with a view to reformation of the inmates; especially those dating to the 16th century and later in Europe and colonial America. For general reference to buildings housing any institution of correction, use "correctional institutions (buildings).".

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34343
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houses of correction
correction, houses of
bettering houses
bettering-houses
bridewell houses
bridewells
prisiones correccionales Spanish
prisión correccional Spanish
casa de corrección Spanish

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Buildings that house institutions of confinement and correction, using hard labor and strict discipline with a view to reformation of the inmates; especially those dating to the 16th century and later in Europe and colonial America. For general reference to buildings housing any institution of correction, use "correctional institutions (buildings)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343477. The J. Paul Getty Trust.