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Page 13 - ... to their years and capacities ; and they shall have power in their discretion to bind out the said children with their consent as apprentices or servants during their minority, to such persons, and at such places, to learn such proper trades and employments as in their judgment will be most for the reformation and .amendment, and the future benefit and advantage of such children...
Page 13 - ... duty, to .visit, inspect and examine all the prisons in the State and annually report to the Legislature their state and condition, and all such other things in regard to them as may enable the Legislature to perfect their government and discipline.
Page 41 - The objects of the association shall be — 1. The amelioration of the condition of prisoners, whether detained for trial, or finally convicted, or as witnesses. 2. The improvement of prison discipline, and the government of prisons, whether for cities, counties or States. 3. The support and encouragement of reformed convicts after their discharge, by affording them the means of obtaining an honest livelihood, and sustaining them in their efforts at reform.
Page 13 - ... government and discipline. And to enable them to execute the powers and perform the duties hereby granted and imposed, they shall possess all the powers and authority that, by the twenty-fourth section of title first, chapter third, part fourth of the Revised Statutes, are invested in inspectors of county prisons;* and the duties of the keepers of each prison that they may examine shall be the same in relation to them as in the section aforesaid are imposed on the keepers of such prisons in relation...
Page 14 - STATE OF NEW YORK, SECRETARY'S OFFICE. I have compared the preceding with an original law on file in this office, and do certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom and of the whole of said original.
Page 10 - York shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate real or personal for the use of the said corporation.
Page 110 - Such debtors are permitted to maintain themselves and to procure or receive, at proper hours, food, wine, malt liquor, or other necessaries, but subject to examination and to such rules as may be approved by the visiting justices.
Page 12 - The executive committee shall have power to add to any of the standing committees such persons as, in their opinion, may be likely to promote the objects of the society ; and shall have power to fill any vacancy which may occur in any of the offices of the association, intermediate the annual meetings.
Page 104 - ... state and condition of the prison and of the prisoners, and with respect to any other matters relating thereto. He shall at the same time present a certificate, signed by himself, containing a declaration how far the rules laid down for the government of the prison have been complied with, and shall point out any deviation therefrom which has taken place.