Definition of “penal reform” - English Dictionary

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“penal reform” in British English

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penal reformnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌpiː.nəl rɪˈfɔːm/ us /ˌpiː.nəl rɪˈfɔːrm/

the attempt to improve the system of legal punishment:

She is a spokesperson for the Howard League for Penal Reform.

(Definition of “penal reform” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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