Minutes of the Testimony Taken Before John Q. Wilson: Joseph Eaton, & Morris Woodruff, Committee from the General Assembly, to Inquire Into the Condition of Connecticut State Prison

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Página 20 - At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at New Haven, in said State, on the first Wednesday of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six: — Ratifying the Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Página 7 - Connecticut was erected in this town in 1826, and the prisoners from Newgate prison, in Granby, were removed here the next year. This building is situated on the south margin of the cove, which sets back from Connecticut river, at the north end of Wethersfield village. The buildings of the prison form very nearly a quadrangle, on the south side of which, stands the building which is more properly the Prison. The apartments of the warden are situated in the east end of this building ; the centre surrounds...
Página 107 - Committee are of opinion that the true construction of the bye-law on this subject is, that no officer or person connected with the institution, shall be permitted to...
Página 107 - The directors of the state prison shall prison directors. make guch rules, and by-laws, from time to time, as they may deem necessary for the government of...
Página 9 - To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, now in session...
Página 93 - The Committee appointed by the last General Assembly to examine into the state...
Página 109 - Warden purchased all these articles for his own family use. In one or two instances such articles were borrowed and returned. It was also proved that potatoes were taken from the State's stores, but it was not proved that it was done with the Warden's knowledge. It was also proved that the State and the Warden had each a like number of hogs, kept in the same stye. They were fed through the summer from the wash of the Warden's kitchen, and of the Prison cook room, and they were fattened with meal...
Página 107 - Commitlre find that it was the practice both of the elder Mr. Pilsbury and of his son to employ one male convict as a servant about the offices, and in the private business of the Warden ; and that one or more females were employed in the Warden's kitchen. This was done with the full knowledge, and under the constant inspection of the Directors.
Página 8 - We have endeavored throughout the year to keep a vigilant oversight on the conduct of those v ho have had charge of the government and discipline of the Prison ; and we are happy in being able to state, that nothing has fallen under our observation to impair our confidence in their fidelity to the State, or in their judicious and reasonable government of the convicts — while the public interest has been faithfully consulted, as is clearly indicated by the pecuniary results of the year, we are persuaded...

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