Weegy: The origins of rehabilitation focused on forcing an inmate to consider both the error of his or her ways, the gravity of the crime committed, and why good conduct and further avoidance of crime would be beneficial. [ The initial origins of the penitentiary were created by the Quakers, and reinforced by religious fervor for a
‘black and white’
application of the law.
What the Quakers believed in was penance, the suffering of punishment ... (More)