crofton system

Crofton system

Crof"ton sys"tem\ [After Sir Walter Crofton, Irish penologist.] (Penology) A system of prison discipline employing for consecutive periods cellular confinement, associated imprisonment under the mark system, restraint intermediate between imprisonment and freedom, and liberation on ticket of leave.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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