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First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870

 
 
First National Correctional Congress Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. First National Correctional Congress Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A: First National Correctional Congress
On this site in October, 1870 a group of enlightened individuals dedicated to the reformation and improvement of penal systems met. This first Congress of the National Prison Association, now known as the American Correctional Association, adopted a far-sighted philosophy of corrections. This philosophy, embodied in its Declaration of Principles, remains today as the basic guide for modern correctional systems.

Side B: Declaration of Principles
The treatment of criminals by society is for the protection of society. But since such treatment is directed to the criminal rather than to the crime, its great object should be his moral regeneration. Hence the supreme aim of prison discipline is the reformation of criminals, not the infliction of vindictive suffering.
 
Erected 1970 by The American Correctional Association, The Ohio Historical Society, and the Cincinnati Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.003′ N, 84° 31.17′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County.
Declaration of Principles of 1870 Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Declaration of Principles of 1870 Marker (Side B)
Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and W. 5th Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling south on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is SW across the street intersection from the Duke Energy Center. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cincinnati Fire Fighters (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greek Revival Architecture Example (approx. mile away); Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise and the Plum Street Temple (approx. mile away); The First High Rise Concrete Frame Building in the United States (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Burnet House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gaines High School / Peter H. Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Piatt Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
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First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. First National Correctional Congress / Declaration of Principles of 1870 Marker
Looking north along Central Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,960 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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