Report of the Committee; With an Appendix Volume 8

Report of the Committee; With an Appendix Volume 8

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...for years, in these abodes of crime, and it hecomes impossible tn restore them to reason; death is therefore the only release they can henceforth obtain. The military prisons particularly deserve the attention of the superior authorities, and claim also the improvements already introduced into the civil prisons: with the exception of the prison of Montaign, they all require work-rooms. There should he established several central prisons, for the reception of the condemned military, who mi;;ht learn trades, and to read and write, and thus he habituated to the love of labour, and discipline. Elementary instruction, tho most powerful auxiliary of moral reform, should he placed in the first class of amelioration. Some schools, formed with the approhation of the Royal Society, have had the hest results; but these do not now exist in more than two or three prisons. The reading of good books ought also to assist in the amendment of the prisoners. Juvenile offenders who are condemned--that interesting class of prisoners--are now sent to the houses of detention, where they imbihe had principles: these unhappy youths should he placed in prisons, which might he rather houses of education. Religion, morality, instruction, and labour, should he substituted for the examples afforded by the immoral characters who are confined in the eentral prisons. Extract!from the Report delivered at the General Assembly of the Royal Society of Prisons, held January 16, lsao. After a brief exposure of the deplorable situation of the prisons at the time of the Restoration, the minister of the interior slated, that since that period the prisons of sixty-eight chief towns of departments, had heen restored, improved, enlarged, or rebuilt. Prisons of arrest, of justice, or of...
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652196X
  • 9781236521965