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Lockstep in the Auburn Prison, c.1910
Lockstep in the Auburn Prison, c.1910

Lockstep marching or simply lockstep refers to marching in a very close single file in such a way that the leg of each person in the file moves in the same way and at the same time as the corresponding leg of the person immediately in front of him, so that their legs stay very close all the time. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Auburn Prison is a prison located in Auburn, New York, USA. Constructed in 1816, it was the first state prison in New York, the site of the first execution via electric chair, and the namesake of the Auburn System, a correctional system believed to rehabilitate prisoners William Kemmler, who murdered... Marching Naval Construction Battalion NMCB-1 (Seabees) 370th Infantry Regiment walking toward the mountains at north of Prato - April 1945 (Gothic Line) Marching (drill) refers to the organised and uniformed rhythmic walk to march music, often associated with military troops and parades. ... A File is a military term for a number of troops drawn up in line ahead, i. ...


Lockstep marching was a characteristic trait of American prisons of the 19th century[1]. "Inmates formed in single file, right hand on the shoulder of the man in front, left hand on the side; the convicts then stepped off in unison, raising the right foot high and shuffling with the left." [2] The reason for the shuffling step was the chain that connected the legs of a chain gang. A chain gang of convicts going to work near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


In the Auburn Prison, a John Cray developed the following form of the lockstep, as part of the penal system that has become known as the Auburn system, developed in the 1820s: "The lockstep was a method of walking where each man walked with their arms locked under the man's arms in front of them". This system was devised to keep prisoners under control during mass marches of several hundreds of prisoners from work places to mess, to cells, several times a day. Also, the inmates in lockstep were often required to alternate which side they were looking, to preclude communication. [3] Auburn Prison is a prison located in Auburn, New York, USA. Constructed in 1816, it was the first state prison in New York, the site of the first execution via electric chair, and the namesake of the Auburn System, a correctional system believed to rehabilitate prisoners William Kemmler, who murdered... Penal (originally Peñal) is a town in southern Trinidad. ... The Auburn System can refer to: a U.S. penal model based of reeducation, named after Auburn Prison in New York the band The auburn system Category: ... Nationalistic independence helped reshape the world during this decade: Greece gains independence from the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827). ... For other uses, see Mess (disambiguation). ...


The Auburn system, with its lockstep and all, was also adopted in Canada.[4]


In some prisons, the inmates were divided into categories, with some of them walking in an ordinary military step, while lockstep was applied to others as a form of punishment. [5] The Queens Guard on parade outside Buckingham Palace Military step or march is a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations. ...


Along with striped robes and enforced silence, the prison lockstep was criticized as dehumanizing until it was abolished by the early 1900s. // First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ...


The term acquired a number of other meanings by the way of analogy, referring to synchronous or imitating movement or other behavior, following something or someone ("in lockstep with..."), often with a pejorative gist. Analogy is both the cognitive process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. ...


See also

This article is about the marching step. ... A Foot Drill is a training exercise to make soldiers more disciplined and obedient. ...

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References

  1. ^ "The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society", Oxford University Press, USA; Hardcover (November 1995) ISBN 0195061535; Reprint edition (October 27, 1997) ISBN 0195118146
  2. ^ Harvey R. Hougen, "The Impact of Politics and Prison Industry on the General Management of the Kansas State Penitentiary, 1883-1909, Kansas Historical Quarterlies, 1977 (Vol. 43, No. 3), pages 297 to 318
  3. ^ "Both Sides of the Wall: Auburn and Its Prison", The Citizen, April 10, 2003 on Pages D8, D9, and D15
  4. ^ "History of Parole in Canada"
  5. ^ Ohio Penal System

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