Report on Experimental Convict Road Camp, Fulton County, Ga

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1918 - Convict labor - 64 pages
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Page 49 - I certify that the above bill is correct and Just and that payment therefor has not been received.
Page 1 - County (Ga.) honor camp conducted under the observation of the United States Office of Public Roads and Rural Engineering and the United States Public Health Service.
Page 49 - ... and they are in accordance with orders therefor; that the prices charged are reasonable, and in accordance with the agreement, or that they were secured in accordance with No of the method of advertising and under the form of agreement lettered...
Page 1 - Report on experimental convict road camp, Fulton County, Ga., by HS Fairbank and others.
Page 1 - Striking results of the experiment 2 The plan of cooperation 4 The system of convict labor in Georgia 4 Description of the camp site 7 Camp buildings 10 Other camp structures and fixtures...
Page 1 - ... other unusual inducements to good behavior, and with the camp located near a trolley line and within 1 1 miles of the city of Atlanta, from which most of the convicts were sentenced, a condition admitted by all competent authorities to be most unfavorable to the successful operation of an honor camp. With a diet prescribed by the United States Public Health Service, ample in quantity and containing all the properties essential to maintain laborers engaged in heavy outdoor work, the convicts were...
Page 11 - ... J-inch round iron tie rods provided with turnbuckles. The turnbuckles on the two sets of the rods made it possible to allow for swelling and shrinking of the lumber in seasoning, and at all times to keep the walls vertical and the roof as it was designed to stand, at a pitch of 5 inches to 1 foot. The roof was made in sections of the same width as the wall sections, fabricated of 1 by 6 inch boards nailed to 2 by 4 inch battens or purlins. On the ends of these short pieces of 4 by 4 by J-inch...
Page 57 - It appears from the above table that only 70.49 per cent of the total time of the convicts in the camp was applied to the road work. Therefore it is evident that the cost of maintaining one working convict one working day is 54.49--.70.49=77.30 cents. ROAD WORK. While the camp was under the observation of the Federal bureaus, that is, from January 10 to August 23, the convicts were employed on three different roads, namely, the Powers Ferry Road, Hemphill Avenue, and Heards Ferry Road.
Page 15 - Moving of the quarters was begun on November 15. At that time the camp population was half depleted, and the quarters intended for the accommodation of 40 men were moved with a force of 23. This shortage of labor naturally resulted in a considerable increase in the time required to complete the moving. The facts that the working-day at that season was only eight hours long and that the first cold weather...
Page 17 - In each case the camp was moved approximately 3f miles, including 1 mile over a bad road. Weather conditions favored the Atlanta operations to the extent that the transfer there was made in November when the working day contained 8 hours, and only one day of the seven over which the operations were extended was disagreeably cold, whereas the Virginia camp was moved in December when the length of the working day was only 7 hours, the temperature uncomfortably low, and enow covered the ground throughout...

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