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Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into the Pri... by J.W. Langmuir
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Apr 02, 12

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This lengthy report respons to serious concerns with the provincial prisons of Ontario in 1891, with particular emphasis on training and education. Its tone is remarkable mainly as it is an early signal of the changing attitude toward those in prisons, with a view toward a more paternalistically charitable view. It was seen as the responsibility of the better classes to help those in prison. Unfortunately, the analysis is thinly placed between large segments of interview transcriptions making the report a long read.
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