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date: 18 October 2019

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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827–1920) was a prison reformer primarily associated with New York State Reformatory in Elmira. A believer in rehabilitation rather than punishment, he initiated a program to prepare prisoners for release. His innovations met with considerable official opposition.

Keywords: Zebulon Reed Brockway, New York State Reformatory, rehabilitation, penology, National Prison Association, Elmira

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