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Penitentiaries Investigating - 31st R.S. (1909)

Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part I: Final Report; Proceedings; and Audit, Examination and Methods Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [157 pages  File size: 7,691 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part II: Stenographer's Report of Evidence
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [530 pages  File size: 28,891 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.
Committee: Joint Penitentiaries Investigating
Title: Part III: Subcommittee and Full Committee Reports; Index
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Penitentiary Investigating Committee including all exhibits and testimony taken by the Committee.
Subjects: Huntsville State Prison | Inmate health | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison violence | Prisons | Rusk State Penitentiary |
Library Call Number: L1836.31 P378P
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [352 pages  File size: 21,182 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Visit the Huntsville and Rusk penitentiaries and all other places as in their judgment may be necessary.
2. Make a thorough and complete examination of the financial conditions of the penitentiary system, employing such help as may be deemed necessary to the end that a full, fair, complete and exhaustive examination be made of the entire penitentiary system covering a period from January 1, 1907, or prior to that time if deemed necessary by the committee, to the present time.
3. Make an investigation of the iron industry at Rusk and make recommendations as to the future operation of such iron industry as they believe would best subserve the State's interests, and recommend whether or not such industry should be abandoned or its operation continued by the State.
4. Investigate the conditions of the penitentiary at Rusk and of all farms, camps and trains where convicts are worked or kept, as to the food, clothing, health and treatment of the convicts, and all matters pertaining to their discipline, safe keeping and reformation.

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