Report of the Superintendent of Police; The Board of Police of the Buffalo City Police Force

Report of the Superintendent of Police; The Board of Police of the Buffalo City Police Force

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... report for 1894, I called the attention of Your Honorable Board to the overcrowding of prisoners in No. l Police Station, and to the uncivilized practice of confining male and female prisoners in the same cell room. _ These prisoners are daily locked in cells contiguous to each other and in close conversational distance, and among them are often to be found boys and girls of tender years. In that report it was noted that as many as five or six persons were often confined in a single cell, with but fourteen square feet of standing room, exclusive of the space occupied by the bunk and closet. I Since that date the congestion has greatly increased, as nearly three thousand more prisoners are received in there now than at that time. In providing new quarters for No. 1 Station, it would seem that provision should be made for the accommodation of this-increase, and a cell room constructed for the female prisoners separate from that occupied by the males. DETENTION Hosrrran. Unlike other large cities, Buffalo has no hospital for the temPor9I'y care and treatment of that class of unfortunates who are discovered in a sick and helpless condition by the police. These PeoPle are found upon the streets and in places entirely Without care, and Often in a desperate and dying condition. Humanity demands that they be given prompt and charitable aid, and this duty g9i'i6i'8-lly devolved upon the police officer. In most instances promptly removed to the hospitals in patrol wagons vided with stretchers for that purpose) and in am But there are two classes of cases which are refused admission in these institutions--viz., the mentally disturbed and those affected with infectious or contagious diseases--for the reason that the former disturb more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782313
  • 9781236782311