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THE 


PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL 


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PRISON DISCIPLINE 


PHILANTHROPY. 


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY 


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“The separation of one prisoner from another is the only sound basis on which a reformatory 
(prison) discipline can be established with any reasonable hope of success.—Fifth Report of In- 
spectors of English Prisons. 


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1851. 


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CONTENTS OF VOL. VI. 


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NO. I. 

Art. L—Fifth Report of the Prison Association of New York—1850, 
Il.—Recollections of a Tour of Observation, . ; ; 
III.—Prison Economics, : ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ é ’ 
1V.—British Prisons, : . 2 . , ; . 

NOTICES. 


No. 1.—A Happy Reformation, . 
2,.—Evils of Association, . 


3.—“ Dickens” Again, . . ‘ ; ‘ 
4.—Juvenile Offenders, . ; . 
5.—Burning of a Lunatic Asylum, ; , ‘ 
6.—A Reasonable Convict, ‘ ‘ p , A 
7.—Army Enlistments, . ‘ : : 
8.—Advantages of Seclusion, . ° . 


9.—Charitable Bequests, 
10.—Unsteady Habits in Connecticut, ‘ 
11.—Paivapetruia. Monthly Returns of the County Prison.— 
Blockley Almshouse.—Street Begging.—Police, 
12.—New York. Criminal and Humane Institutions.—Police. 


—Workhouse on Blackwell’s Island, a - 
13.—Boston. Financial and Criminal lastitutions. — Arrests, — 
Employment for the Poor, . : 


14.—Lonpon. Supply of Water. —Baths and Wash- houses. a 
Asylum for Idiots, . ° 

15.—Punishment of Convicts, and the Cost of their Maintenance, 

16:—Scottanp. Juvenile Delinquents, . 

17.—IreELAND. Pauperism and Crime, 


NO. IL. 


Art. I.—Convict-Multitudes,’ ' 
I1.—The Ear! of Chichester’s Opinion of the Effects of Convict- 
separation, : 
Ill.—Seventh Annual Report of the ‘New York Association for 
Improving the Condition of the Poor, . 
IV.—New Police of Philadelphia, 
V.—Annual Report of the Managers of the Western House of 
Refuge of the State of New York, 
Vi.—Whippers and Anti-Whippers, . 
VII.—Juvenile Delinquency, 
VIIl.—Undetected Crime, 
IX.—Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, - 
X.—Report of the Inspectors of the Western Penitentiary of Pen- 
sylvania, 


XI.—Report of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts, 
XI{.—Our Journal, . ‘ : , ; ‘ 


NOTICES. 


Twenty-fifth Report of the Board of Managers of the Prison Discipline 
Society of Boston, . ‘ ° ° ° 

Colonel Jebb’s Opinion of Convict ‘Separation, 

Pennsytvanta. State Lunatic Asylum.—Crime in " Philadelphia. — 





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CONTENTS. 


Fuel for the Fires of Intemperance.—-House of Refuge.— Wills 
Hospital for the Lame and Blind.—Magdalen Asylum.—Deaf 
and Dumb.—Poor.—Penitentiaries.—Increase of Crime in 


Philadelphia, . ‘ ; ‘ ‘ . 114—117 
Oun1o. Blind.—Insane. —Penitentiary, ; ‘ ° o hae 
Virernia. Insane.—Funeral of a Deaf and Dumb Mute, 119—120 
New Jersey. Insane.—The Penitentiary, , : ; » ib. 
Maryzanp. Insane.—Almshouse.—Jail.—Deaths, . < * 120—122 
Missouri. Insane, . , ‘ ‘ : : : ; oo ae 
Towa. Criminal Returns, . j ‘ ‘ ; ‘ ‘ ; 122 
Inprana. Blind.—State Prison, : ‘ ‘ : P : ee 
District or CoLumsia, ‘ ‘ ‘ 123 
Inuinors. Insane.—Deaf Mutes. —Pauperism and Crime, ° ‘a 


Massacuusetts. Insane.—Jails and Houses of Correction.—Pauper- 
ism.—State Reform School.—Births and Deaths in Boston.— 
Boston Lunatic Asylum, . : ‘ p : . 123—125 

RuopeE IsLanp, . 126 

New York. Blind.—Deaf and Dumb.—House of Refuge. —insane. 
—Idiots.—Crime in New York City.—Mortality in New York. 

State Prisons.—Ages, Habits and Social Relations of Convicts. 
—Receipts and — nr —New York Prison 
Association, . ; ‘ ; ‘ : 126—128 


NO. Il. 


Art. I—The New Law Relating to County Prisons in Pennsylvania, 129 
II].—Asylum for Vagrants, Drunkards, and Disorderly Persons.— 
Report to Massachusetts Legislature respecting an en 

lum for Confirmed Jnebriates, . 132 

IIT.—Sixth Report of the Prison Association of New York, ‘ 143 
IV.—Annual Report of the Inspectors of the State Prisons of the 

State of New York, . ‘ : ; ; , . 151 

V.—A Convict’s Story, ° ‘ ; ; ° ° ‘ 165 


VI.—Convict-Separation, . ° ; . 1 
VIl.—-Jails and Houses of Correction i in n Massachusetts, ; ‘ 172 
NOTICES. 

Special Report of the Warden of Ohio Penitentiary on Prisons and 
Prison Discipline, ‘ ° ; ; ‘ ¢ AO 
Dear anp Dums.—Missouri. —Hartford, Conn., . ; ; ‘ 175 
Pauperism in Massachuseits, . 176 

Maine Hospital for the Insane. —New Hampshire, Children’s Hospi- 
tal.—Idiot Asylum, . . ‘ F ; 176 

N O. Iv. 

Art, I.—Restraint and Reformation of Children ee to es 
and Crime, . 179 
II.—Prison Reform in New J ersey, 2 MR, : ; . 192 
Til.—After Crime and Before Crime, . ‘ : P . « 220i 
IV.—The Rough House of Hamburg, . ‘ ‘ of ie 
V.—Diseases and Deaths in London in 1850, ; ‘ ; 209 
VI.—Discharged Prisoners, i , ¢ ‘ j ~ 212 

NOTICES. 

Statistics of Crime in France, ; ; ‘ ‘ ; 216 
Nativity of Crime in Boston. —Soothing Syrups, ; ‘ ‘ ~ 217 
Pauperism and War.—Results of Intemperance, . - ‘ 218 


Asylum for Vagrant Boys. Enno a sound Yoke, ‘ . 219 
New York Prison, ‘ . y : 220