Brother AACOOLDRE : Public Schools and Prisons

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    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jul 26, 2001
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    This is how they run the public schools under this system

    By Andre Austin

    Some schools classes can go all year without knowing the names of their other students. Its silence or detention. No confidence building just a system of control and regulation.


    “The Quakers (Only religious institution opposed to slavery) had an abhorrence for such cruel and barbarous punishments and played a leading role in the reform movement which gained momentum both here and in Europe after the American revolution. The keystone of the reform proposals was imprisonment under decent conditions as a substitute for corporal and capital punishments. The Quakers and their allies deserve major credit for the reforms in the criminal code and in penal procedures that were written into Pennsylvania law in the early 1790’s and spread eventually through the new nation. Imprisonment as a penalty in lieu of corporal and capital punishment was first used in this country during the period following 1789. The final triumph for the Quaker reformers came in 1794, when an act was passed in Pennsylvania which reduced the list of capital crimes to first degree murder and prescribed imprisonment for all other offenses. This act marks the beginning of the American prisons, which were in time to develop into our modern correctional system (3).

    By 1836, when Michigan was ready to build its first prison, two distinct types of prison systems had evolved. They were the Pennsylania (Penn) system and the Auburn (NY) system. The Penn system was built on the ideas of free will, introspection, and repentance. The cells were large and had two doors, one of lattice work and the other solid; both were kept closed. An inmate was put in his cell and there he stayed, alone with his bible, his thoughts, and his work. He never left his cell except for an hour a day to exercise in his own small private walled yard adjoin his cell. He was allowed to communicate with no one. Penn prevented contamination of one inmate by another through solitude.

    The Auburn system was built on the theory that hard work can both punish and regenerate. Contamination was prevented by enforced silence. The inmates were let out of their cells by day to work together in shops, but were forbidden to speak to each other. The men were required to march to the shops in lockstep and to march and work with downcast gaze. In auburn the cells were small, only about one eighth the size of the Pennsylvania cells. They were “inside” cells built back to back and placed in the center of a cell house shell.

    These two systems were rivals, each prison trying to sell its system both to the other states in the union and to the continent. Nearly every country in Europe adopted the Pennsylvania system and use it to this day , but in America the Auburn system won out for the very practical reason that it was cheaper. Its system of working inmates together in shops was more efficient than the Penn system of working them individualy. The industrial revolution in America assured the triumph of Auburn. The system was efficient and economical”.

    An Ideal School in 2016:

    Inner city school are still in recovery of the aftermath of slavery. An ideal classroom:

    12 pupils/disciples to 1 Teacher

    All seats in a circle

    All learning must present oral and written demonstration of knowledge acquired.

    Oral presentation designed to build confidence and must speak out loud daily for no less than three minutes. Written reports are due weekly and must be read out loud and challenged by other students.

    Andre Austin is the author of three books