Houses of Correction

Particular types of institutions of confinement and correction, using hard labor and strict discipline with a view to reformation of the inmates; especially used for such institutions established in the 16th century and later in Europe and colonial America. For general reference to all institutions of correction, use "correctional institutions (institutions).".

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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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Particular types of institutions of confinement and correction, using hard labor and strict discipline with a view to reformation of the inmates; especially used for such institutions established in the 16th century and later in Europe and colonial America. For general reference to all institutions of correction, use "correctional institutions (institutions)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343489. The J. Paul Getty Trust.