Crofton system

Crof´ton sys´tem

1.(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, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His elaboration of the system into a theory of the inmate progressing through the penal system in gradually increasing levels of freedom and trust toward release became known as the Crofton System and was taken up as such in many U.S.