International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

A Review of Correctional Philosophies toward Reaffirming Rehabilitation as an Ohio Correctional Paradigm
Reid Sumrall, William Sumrall, Daniel Adrian Doss

Various philosophies influence the overseeing of corrections systems nationally and among the individual states. No solitary correctional philosophy exists to universally address the needs of all prison populations given the complexities of penal systems. Some corrections philosophies incorporate tenets of deterrence whereas others implement prisoner rehabilitation as their foundational basis. This article presents a review of existing paradigms. Based upon the reviewed literature, rehabilitation is recommended as the preferred approach for the Ohio corrections system.

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