Description and Historical Sketch of the Massachusetts State Prison: With the Statutes, Rules and Orders, for the Government Thereof. : Published by Order of the Board of Directors

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S. Etheridge, Jr., 1816 - Počet stran: 38
 

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Strana 17 - States; and all such sheriffs, jailers, prison keepers and their deputies, offending in the premises, shall be liable to the same pains and penalties, and the parties aggrieved shall be entitled to the same remedies against them or any of them, as if such prisoners had been committed to their custody by virtue...
Strana 20 - If any sheriff, deputy sheriff or jailor, or any person employed by them as a guard, shall fraudulently contrive, procure, aid, connive at, or otherwise voluntarily suffer the escape of any convict in custody...
Strana 19 - Said mayor and aldermen may make such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the Commonwealth, as they may from time to time deem expedient to protect and preserve the shell fisheries within said city.
Strana 18 - That his excellency the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the council, be and hereby is authorized...
Strana 20 - ... negligently suffer any convict committed and in custody as aforesaid, under sentence of solitary imprisonment, to be at large without the cell or apartment assigned to such convict, or to be there visited, conversed with, comforted or relieved, contrary to the rules and regulations of said prison, or shall negligently suffer such convict, or any convict there committed under sentence of confinement to hard labour, to be at large without the precincts of the said Prison, or contrary to the rules...
Strana 21 - If any person shall carry to any convict imprisoned or in custody, or into any county jail, or other place where such convict may be confined, any tool, weapon or other aid, with intent to enable such convict to escape such custody or confinement, whether such escape be effected or not, any person so offending, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the territorial prison not less than one year, nor more than five years.
Strana 4 - ... pounds. The entries have grated windows and sashes at the outer ends of each wing, and at the inner ends grated doors, through which the prisoners come out and descend to the yard. On the centre of the building is a cupola, in which the alarm bell is suspended. Competent judges pronounce this to be one of the strongest and best built prisons in the world. It has these advantages over many other buildings of this kind, it can be neither set on fire by the prisoners nor be undermined. The stones...
Strana 19 - ... not exceeding three millions of dollars; and the proceeds of such scrip so issued shall be passed to the credit of said Union Fund, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of paying all liabilities incurred or to be incurred under this act and the acts herein mentioned ; and the governor is authorized, from time to time, to draw his warrant upon the treasurer for so much as may be needed.
Strana 18 - Be it further enacted, That the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, be, and hereby is authorized...
Strana 4 - The Massachusetts State-Prison, or Penitentiary, stands on the westernmost point of the peninsular of Charlestown, at Lynde's point, a pleasant and healthful spot, commanding a rich, variegated and extensive prospect The foundation is composed of rocks, averaging two tons in weight, laid in mortar. On this foundation is laid a tier of hewn stone, nine feet long, and twenty inches thick, forming the first floor. The...

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