Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 17, No. 4

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 17, No. 4

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...in many cases, towards the maintenance of the general discipline of the Prison, as persistent efforts are sometimes made to obtain the privilege, even after refusal, and it generally happens, after the first, or maybe second refusal, he feels himself warranted in granting their requests; and my own observation of the men leads me to conclude that there are very few, probably, I may say, not more than half a dozen, who have come up since the establishment of the school in April, 1883, with any other intention than to benefit thereby. On referring to my Register 1 find that 194 different men have already attended the school, with a regularity worthy of praise, when it is remembered no compulsion is used, nor extra encouragement of reward held out as an inducement. As an instance in support of this I may state one man went out of the Prison last month, who had only been absent from class eight times during the eighteen months he had attended, six of which absences were accounted for by sickm ss. The number of names upon the roll for the twelve months ending September, 1884, were as follows: October, 56; November, 52; December, 48; January, 46; February, 44; Marvh, 43; April, 44; May, 44; June, 42; July, 44; August, 35; September, 42; and I may remark that the absentees from class have been very few. The following summary for the last month, September, may be taken as a fair specimen of the attendances, in proportion to the names upon the roll, but the numbers, as may be seen above, are larger in the winter months, generally averaging an attendance somewhere between 40 and 50 men. There were 32 old pupils and ten new ones upon the roll of the month, six of whom were discharged from the Prison on the expiration of their terms, and one struck...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966562
  • 9781236966568