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Prison reform Extracts and Remarks on the subject of punishment and reformation of criminals

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05883 Author/Creator: Prison reform Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1790 Pagination: 23 p.

Summary of Content: Printed by Zachariah Poulson. Published by order of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Reform MovementPrisonerCrimeCriminals and OutlawsPrison Reform

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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