Reports of the Prison Discipline Society, Boston Volume 2

Reports of the Prison Discipline Society, Boston Volume 2

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...wings, to points near the west wall. These shops to be two stories high, and 50 feet wide. The height of the shops in the different stories (a very important point) had not been decided by Mr. Hagerman, the architect. If two stories, they should be at least 12 feet high in each story. But onestory shops, of greater width, have some decided advantages in regard to convenience, light, air, and supervision, above two-story shops. Two lines of one-story shops, located as above, increased in width sufficiently to secure the necessary space, and terminating in circular buildings, at the western extremities, for the accommodation of sedentary prisoners, would be very convenient. The circular buildings at the western extremities, might be two or three stories, having galleries on the inner side of the circumference, on which prisoners might be seated with their faces to the wall, the keeper being stationed in the centre, overseeing and inspecting the whole; or several galleries, /he centre space being open from the ground to the roof, and sufficiently large to give him a convenient oversight of all within the circular building. Should this plan be adopted, the facilities for obtaining light and air would be excellent, and the inspection would be very easy and perfect. In the clerk's office we found the record of punishments for misdemeanor. This record is made from the leturns of the keepers of the different shops, who are now required strictly to make their returns in every case of punishment; and, by a rule of the Prison recently enforced, the number of stripes is limited to six for one offence--never to be exceeded without permission, in extreme cases, from the inspectors. The records show the punishments for the last six months to be, on an average, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522656
  • 9781236522658