Proceedings of the Annual Congress of the American Prison Association

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W.B. Burford, 1917 - Prisons
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140 a great deal of vulgar and bad dancing has been abolished.


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Page 16 - In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Page 16 - To you from falling hands we throw the Torch, Be yours to hold it high; If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, tho poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Page 50 - It is a kind of quackery in government, and argues a want of solid skill, to apply the same universal remedy, the ultimnm svpplicinm, to every case of difficulty.
Page 3 - The care of, and providing suitable and remunerative employment for, discharged prisoners, and especially such as may or shall have given evidence of a reformation of life.
Page 172 - But it is the old adage that you can "Lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink.
Page 135 - Munich the number of juvenile delinquents in the first three months of 1915 equalled the total for 1914. As reasons for the conditions are mentioned high wages for children, lack of parental discipline, slackening of school attendance, and so on. According to the monthly review of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Italian undersecretary for arms and munitions has issued circulars stating that he is trying to promote the employment of women and to provide work and wages for the wives...
Page 48 - This is not by way of atonement or expiation for the crime committed ; for that must be left to the just determination of the Supreme Being : but as a precaution against future offences of the same kind.
Page 70 - Therefore it is the trill that must be reformed until it shall reach the point where one wills to do what is right. To this end all that I have mentioned as to the needs of the prisoner must be made to contribute. We need to emphasize this at a time when the public mind is being disturbed by political demagogues and amateur reformers, the one foisting upon the prisons inexperienced and untrained officials, the other impractical ideas.
Page 49 - Lastly, as a conclusion to the whole, we may observe that punishments of unreasonable severity, especially when indiscriminately inflicted, have less effect in preventing crimes, and amending the manners of a people, than such as are more merciful in general, yet properly intermixed with due distinctions of severity.

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