“Neither convict prisons, nor the hulks, nor any system of hard labour ever cured a criminal. These…”

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“Neither convict prisons, nor the hulks, nor any system of hard labour ever cured a criminal. These forms of chastisement only punish him and reassure society against the offences he might commit. Confinement, regulation, and excessive work have no effect but to develop with these men profound hatred, a thirst for forbidden enjoyment, and frightful recalcitrations.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead

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