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Contract System

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(1):

The system of employing convicts by selling their labor (to be performed inside the prison) at a fixed price per day to contractors who are allowed to have agents in the prison to superintend the work.

(2):

The sweating system.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Contract System'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/c/contract-system.html. 1828.

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