A Study of Parole Laws and Methods in the United States

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Prison Association of New York, 1922 - Prisons - 28 pages
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Page 22 - ... and sentenced to a state prison, shall be sentenced thereto under an indeterminate sentence, the minimum of which shall not be less than one year...
Page 25 - State imposing such sentence shall not fix or limit the duration thereof. The term of such imprisonment of any person so convicted and sentenced shall be terminated by the...
Page 16 - He shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, to grant reprieves, commutations of sentence and pardons, except in cases of impeachment ; but no pardon shall be granted, nor sentence- commuted, except upon the recommendation in writing...
Page 26 - ... will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and that his release is not incompatible with the welfare of society.
Page 17 - The term of such imprisonment of any person so convicted and sentenced shall be terminated by the managers of the reformatory, as authorized by this act, but such imprisonment shall not exceed" the maximum term provided by law for the crime for which the prisoner was convicted and sentenced.
Page 26 - ... in the legal custody and under the control of the board of managers and subject at any time to be taken back within the enclosure of said reformatory...
Page 17 - ... of breaking and entering a dwelling house in the night time, with intent to commit a public offense therein...
Page 10 - ... where many of these men are, or under whose care they may be, if under anyone. This is a very imperfect system and we call the attention of Your Excellency to it, in order that there may be a better arrangement made to safe-guard the welfare of the man who is paroled. Without a very close and careful surveillance of the men, who are paroled, their condition may become one that would almost amount to slavery.
Page 20 - Detroit house of correction, the court imposing sentence, shall not fix a definite term of imprisonment, but shall fix a minimum term of imprisonment which shall not be less than six months in any case. The maximum penalty provided by law shall be the maximum sentence in all cases except as herein provided and shall be stated by the judge in passing sentence.
Page 20 - An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, to the State House of Correction and Branch of the State Prison in the Upper Peninsula and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith,' being compilers' section 2113 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

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