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TORONTO:
PRINTED BY WARWIOK & SONS, 68 AND 70 FRONT STREET WEST

1891.

1681 OSO GOED

TORONTO, 8th April, 1891.

SIR, I have the honour to transmit herewith, for presentation to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, the Report of the Commissioners appointed to collect information regarding Prisons, Houses of Correction, Reformatories Industrial Schools etc, with a view of ascertaining any practical improvements which may be made in the methods of dealing with the criminal classes so far as the subject is within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Legislature and Government.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,
Your most obedient servant,

Reani

J. W. LANGMUIK.

Chairman.

The Honourable,
J. M. GIBSON, Q.C., M.P.P.,

Secretary for the Province of Ontario.

REPORT

OF THE

COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE

INTO THE

PRISON AND REFORMATORY SYSTEM

OF THE

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.

TORONTO, 8th April, 1891. To the Honourable SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, K.C.M.G.,

Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Ontario.

May it please your Honour:

The undersigned, appointed by Commission under the Great Seal of the Province, bearing date the Third day of July, A.D. 1890, “ to collect information regarding Prisons, Houses of Correction, Reformatories and the like, with a view of ascertaining any practical improvements which may be made in the methods of dealing with the criminal classes in the Province, so far as the subject is within the jurisdiction of the Provincial Legislature and Government, beg leave herewith to submit their report.

The Commission further direct that “The investigation of the subject shall include the following particulars :

(1) “ The causes of crime in the Province. (2) “Any improved means which may be adopted in the Province for pro

viding and conducting Industrial Schools. (3) “Any improved means which may be adopted in the Province for

rescuing destitute children from a criminal career. (4) "Any improvement in the management of the County Gaols of the

Province and with respect to the classification of prisoners therein. (5) “The most fitting practical employment of prisoners in the Province. (6) "The question of indeterminate sentences for offenders against Provincial

laws, and (7) Any improved way of dealing with tramps and habitual drunkards in

the Province.”

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