Elmira system

El·​mi·​ra system | \ elˈmīrə- \

Definition of Elmira system

: a system of penology based on the indeterminate sentence with possible commutation

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History and Etymology for Elmira system

from Elmira, New York, where the system was adopted in a reformatory in 1876

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“Elmira system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elmira%20system. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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