Proceedings of the Annual Congress of Correction, Volume 1887

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Proceedings for 1884 and 1885 include report of conference of prison officials, Chicago, 1884, separately paged.
 

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Page 255 - If such things are done in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?
Page 67 - We forget that old proverb, that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, — that that is the truest wisdom which advises the overcoming of the beginnings of evil.
Page 60 - And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Page 203 - There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
Page 246 - ... who may not easily procure admission to them. The moment any young person evinces the slightest propensity for these pursuits, he is provided with food, clothing, and lodging, and put to his studies under the most accomplished thieves and cut-throats the county can supply. There is not, to be sure, a formal arrangement of lectures after the manner of our Universities ; but the petty larcenous stripling, being left destitute of every species of employment, and locked up with accomplished villains...
Page 246 - They are schools, too, conducted without the smallest degree of partiality or favour ; there being no man (however mean his birth, or obscure his situation,) who may not easily procure admission to them. The moment any young person evinces the slightest propensity for these pursuits, he is provided with food, clothing, and lodging; and put to his studies under the most accomplished thieves and cut-throats the county can supply.
Page 52 - The improvement of the penal, correctional, and reformatory institutions throughout the country, and of the government, management, and discipline thereof, including the appointment of boards of control and of other officers.
Page 246 - England, large public schools, •*• maintained at the expense of the county, for the encouragement of profligacy and vice, and for provkling a proper succession of housebreakers, profligates, and thieves. They are schools, too, conducted without the smallest degree of partiality or favour ; there being no man (however mean his birth, or obscure his situation) who may not easily procure admission to them. The moment...
Page 202 - And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Page 209 - ... that he was innocent of the crime for which he was convicted, should be absolutely prohibited and declared illegal.

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