Prison Labor Leaflets Volume 1; No. 6; No. 8; Nos. 10-12; No. 15; No. 18

Prison Labor Leaflets Volume 1; No. 6; No. 8; Nos. 10-12; No. 15; No. 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...that its proximity to the river, .- its slight elevation above high-water mark, its construction with out air space beneath, the character and mass of the material used in its erection, together with its defective ventilation, convert it into a vast refrigerator which condenses the warm and humid air. causing the moisture to be deposited on the walls, rendering the cells damp and vault-like. In the lower cells this condition is aggravated by contact with the main floor. "Samples of air taken at an early hour in the morning at both prisons indicated that it contains an abnormal amount of carbon dioxide. "In Sing Sing there are six tiers of cells. This causes a wide difference between the temperature in the lower and upper galleries. When the lower galleries are cold, the upper ones are abnormally warm. There is no remedy for this condition except the construction of a cell block having a lesser number of tiers." "The place thus described is not for the confinement of noxious beasts but of human beings. No fitter school could be devised for the moral, mental and physical disfigurement of the man, in which he either succumbs to painful and lingering disease and death, or survives to continue on his release the life of crime which preceded his incarceration. "I fully concur in the conclusion of the Commission on New Prisons, that immediate action is demanded both by the dignity of the State and by every feeling of humanity on the part of its people: that the longer continuance of such conditions as now exist at Sing Sing prison is intolerable; that not only is a new prison demanded to accommodate the increasing number of our criminals, but a prison of a wholly different kind and character; and that these relics of the...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577507
  • 9781236577504