Annual Report of the State Board of Charities and Reform of the State of Wisconsin

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Página 21 - If it were the deliberate purpose to establish criminals in all that is evil, and to root out the last remains of virtuous inclination, this purpose could not be more effectually accomplished than by incarceration in county jails as they are, with' few exceptions, constituted and governed.
Página 18 - ... shall have an opportunity to investigate the case, attend the trial, and protect the interest of, or otherwise provide for such child.
Página 60 - ... are herded together without distinction of age or character, the jails become schools of crime and vice. The hardened offenders teach the young and comparatively innocent, or those arrested for the first time, lessons in the art of preying upon society, and of breaking jail, or of otherwise escaping punishment. Here in the long and weary hours of imprisonment many a tale of past adventure in crime is rehearsed, many a plan is laid for future crime, many a jail friendship is made which will hereafter...
Página 19 - ... authorize the board of state charities to take and indenture, or place in charge of any person or in the state primary school, such child till he or she attains the age of twenty-one years, or for any less time.
Página 328 - They shall investigate and supervise the whole system of the public charitable and correctional institutions of the Commonwealth, and shall recommend such changes and additional provisions as 'they may deem necessary for their economical and efficient administration.
Página 61 - ... generally, and women sometimes, put in with men. All these persons are thrown together in enforced idleness. Their only labor in most jails is doing a few chores under the oversight of the jailer. Their only recreation consists in handling a greasy pack of cards, in telling vile stories, or in looking at low pictures with which the cell walls are often decorated. They rarely have any considerable amount or variety of reading matter. A proper classification of prisoners would prevent many of the...
Página 4 - Corrections — an organization consisting of delegates from states, representatives of municipal, local and private charities, and members of the American Social Science Association, interested in charitable work — met in 1880, at Cleveland, and the Eighth Annual Session will be held in Boston, July 25—30, 1881.
Página 61 - Boys are generally, and women sometimes, put in with men. All these persons are thrown together in enforced idleness. Their only labor in most jails is doing a few chores under the oversight of the jailer. Their only recreation consists in handling a greasy pack of cards, in telling...
Página 5 - State Boards or Commissions, charged with the general oversight of charitable work in the States where they exist. These Boards, named in the order of seniority, are, — 1. The Massachusetts Board of State Charities, established in 1863 ; consolidated with the State Board of Health in 1879.
Página 57 - ... and plaster should be used in the outer walls or in any partition. The cells and other interior divisions should be of iron or stone. The floor should be of large and heavy stones or of iron. These materials, besides making it harder for the prisoners to break out, also make the jail perfectly fire-proof, which is desirable. All avenues of escape should be properly guarded. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and a jail is only as secure as its most insecure spot. The weak places in...

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