Report Volume 1-17

Report Volume 1-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...was increased to a uniform rate of $1.75 per day for eleven to twelve hours work. This is still 10 per cent less for guards and 20 per cent less for keepers than is paid at the other prisons. A review of the chief disbursing departments shows that careful economy has been practiced. Compared with the preceding biennial period there is a saving in the house and steward's department of $2,970.00; store-keeper's department, $2,718.00; engineer's department, $2,283.00. THE GARDEN. This department makes a very creditable show, the earnings in excess of expenses for the two years being $3,491.51. Among the expenses charged to this department are $480.00 for swill from the steward's department. Of the profits from the garden department, $2,548.81 are from hogs, of which an average of about 300 are kept. the Columbufprison where Z f "Par'e and ha been located & THE SCHOOL. A school is conducted four nights each week, in charge of George Dysinger, superintendent, and thirteen inmate assistants. There are at present 112 on the school list, and I believe the school is one of the best reformatory influences in the prison. Many who come here unable to read or write are able to write letters to their friends in from three to six months after entering school. The branches taught are reading, spelling, penmanship, arithmetic, geography and history. The superintendent also has charge of the library, averaging about 2,000 volumes, and covering a wide range of literature in science, history poetry and fiction. Each inmate is allowed to choose another book from the library as soon as he has read and returned the previous one. The inmates are allowed to read such unobjectionable newspapers as they care to pay for or (heir friends send to...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983041
  • 9781236983046