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Joint Standing Comm. on Prisons. Report, 1841
Senate No. 31 On February 18, 1841, the Joint Standing Committee on Prisons submitted a report. The Committee had visited the prison to see for
themselves what they had read in the reports. The prison, as they had been told, was crowded. Some of the old congregate cells had to be used for
prisoners, which was against the one man, one cell goal. There were also insane persons in prison, which did not help those prisoners or discipline in
general. Either the prison needed to be enlarged, or sentences reduced. The Committee noted that the entire criminal code was under review, so
sentence reduction might take place. Insane persons could be removed from county jails, but not from state prison. A new rule could be made, but the
Lunatic Hospital was too full to accept new prisoners. The Committee observed that intemperance seemed to be the root of most crime. The prison generally
was very well run, but overfull. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The Joint Standing Committee on Prisons, to whom was referred the several reports of the inspectors, warden, chaplain and physicians of the State Prison, present the subjoined report ...
OCLC Number:   1422022246
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