Title Reviewed:
Annual Report of the Indiana State Prison for the Year Ending September 30, 1916

Author Reviewed:
Edward J. Fogarty

Author:
[Author Unknown]

Date:
1917

Source:
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 195-195

Article Type:
Book Review

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Annual Report of the Indiana State Prison for the Year Ending September 30, 1916. By EDWARD J. FOGARTY, Warden, pp. 50. Fort Wayne.

THE report is entirely statistical. The number of convicts October 1, 1915, was 1,332; the number at the close of the year, September 30, 1916, was 1,264, an average population of 1,302. The per capita cost for meals was about 12 cents per day, the annual per capita expense was $136. There were received during the year 367, or one each day. Of these 209 were between the ages of 30 and 40 (most younger criminals go to the Reformatory) ; 168 were native Hoosiers, 46 from Kentucky, 17 from Illinois, 20 from Ohio and the others from the four corners of the world; 43 were Catholics, 37 Baptist, 33 Methodists, 23 Christians, with 9 other denominations represented. One-half or 190 belonged to no church; 50 were illiterate, 9 had high school education and 7 were college men. Tables show the numbers from each county, character of crime, mental condition, health records and number of inmates for each year since 1860, product of the binder twine factory, library, expense and a great many other items.



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