Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 19: May 15, 1884
As a result of his investigations, Howard collected together the facts he had gleaned, and had them published, together with some wise suggestions. This book, The State of Pris ons, had a wonderful effect upon the minds of the people. It also attracted the attention of Parliament, and a bill hear ing upon the subject of prison reform was prepared.
Howard still continued his visits to the prisons of Europe, and endeavored, by his inﬂuence and advice, to better the condition of unfortunate convicts.
His next step towards benefiting humanity, was to investi gate the plague hospitals of Europe. This was a very peril ous undertaking, nevertheless he proceeded to work with a firm faith and determination.
In this, as well as his other labors, he spared no pains to make a thorough investigation of the condition of the places he visited. He was never satisfied with the accounts given by others, but always examined for himself. In this way he obtained a correct idea of affairs, and was able to suggest what would be the better course to adopt.
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