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Recollections of Windsor Prison; Containing Sketches of its History and Discipline with Appropriate Strictures and Moral and Religious Reflection

By John N. (John Newton) Reynolds
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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF WINDSOR PRISON;
  • (p. iii) PREFACE.
  • (p. 5) GEHENNA IN MINIATURE. ORIGIN OF PRISONS.
    • ORIGIN AND DESIGN OF PENITENTIARIES, WITH A VIEW OF THEIR IMPERFECTIONS.
  • (p. 10) ORIGIN, CONSTRUCTION, GOVERNMENT, AND GENERAL HISTORY OF WINDSOR PRISON.
  • (p. 17) SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.
  • GENERAL CHARACTER OF THE OFFICERS.
  • GENERAL CHARACTER AND HABITS OF THE PRISONERS.
  • (p. 33) CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS.
    • SAMUEL E. GODFREY.
    • ROWLEY.
    • COLLIER.
    • PERRY.
    • ROBBINS.
    • P. FANE.
    • A YOUTH.
    • DEAN.
    • CHAMBERLAIN.
    • MRS. BURNHAM.
  • (p. 73) TREATMENT OF THE SICK, AND BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
    • (p. 80) ELLIS.
    • A—— W——.
    • (p. 84) M—— C——.
    • BENTON.
    • SANDFORD.
    • A BLACKSMITH.
    • LEVITT.
    • BURNHAM.
    • (p. 98) PLUMLEY.
    • L. NOBLE.
    • QUARKENBUSH.
    • CORLISS.
    • SAVERY.
  • OPPOSITION OF THE KEEPERS TO HAVING PREACHING IN THE PRISON.
  • RELIGIOUS OPINIONS OF THE PRISONERS.
  • ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE, AND SUICIDES.
  • PRISONERS' CORRESPONDENCE WITH THEIR FRIENDS.
  • COURTSHIP IN PRISON.
  • MR. STRICKLIN.
  • OVERWORK.
  • PARDONS.
  • (p. 137) CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE PRISONERS WHEN RELEASED.
  • GOD'S VIOLATED RULE OF TREATING PENITENT CRIMINALS. AN ESSAY.
  • (p. 172) THE CONNEXION BETWEEN INTEMPERANCE AND CRIME, AS VISIBLE IN PRISON.
  • INFLUENCE OF "FREE MASONRY" ON THE REGULATIONS OF PRISONS, AND THE DECISION OF COURTS.
  • THE PRISON DISCIPLINE SOCIETY.
  • DESIGN OF PENITENTIARIES IN RESPECT TO THE TREATMENT OF CONVICTS, ACCORDING TO THE VIEWS OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE PRISON, WITH REMARKS.
  • (p. 208) THE MEANS OF EFFECTING A REFORMATION AMONG PRISONERS.
  • REV. JOHN ROBBINS' VISIT TO WINDSOR PRISON.
  • (p. 225) The Author's Farewell to Liberty and his Friends.
  • (p. 233) DESCRIPTION OF HEAVEN BY AN INHABITANT OF A DUNGEON.
  • (p. 237) AN APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS IN BEHALF OF STATE PRISONERS.
  • (p. 250) CONCLUSION.
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