The Report That Established the Pennsylvania System of Penology [Pennsylvania]. [Commission to Revise the Penal Code]. Report on Punishments and Prison Discipline: By the Commissioners Appointed to Revise the Penal Code. Commissioners: Hon. Judge Shaler, Hon. Judge King, T.I. Wharton, Esq. Philadelphia: Printed by John Clarke, 1828. [i], 77 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Moderate toning and foxing, "To His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex from his obliged friend [illegible]" to head of title page. $500. * Second and final edition. This report led to the establishment of Pennsylvania's innovating criminal code and penal system, which emphasized prevention and reform. Also published in 1828, the first edition adds an appendix of supporting documents and plans. Both editions are scarce. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3741.
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