South Carolina Penitentiary 1883 Report

Annual Report of the Board of Directors and Superintendent of the South Carolina Penitentiary and Reports of the Manager and Engineer of the Columbia Canal, for the Fiscal Year ending October 31, 1883.

Gentlemen : Another twelve months, with its never-ending labor, its great responsibilities and its varied joys and sorrows, has rolled around, and it again becomes my duty to lay before you the records and events of the past fiscal year. No incident of a startling character has left its impress on the history of the year, and yet the daily routine of prison life is laden with interest to those who are charged with the management of the convicts and to the student of prison reform.

At the commencement of the year there were in confinement 824 prisoners, viz.: 740 colored males and 38 colored females; 44 white males and 2 white females. During the year there were received 432 colored males and 13 colored females; 27 white males and 5 white females ; and there were recaptured 20 colored males—in all 497 ; making a total number during the year of 1,321.

The discharges and other casualties were 425, leaving in confinement on the 31st day of October, 1883, 896, viz.: 804 colored males and 37 colored females; 51 white males and 4 white females.

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Names in this online transcription include Bateman, Bell, Booker, Bradley, Bradly, Brown, Coulter, Craft, Dorsey, Glenn, Irby, Jervey, Lane, Lipscomb, Martin, Mathews, Morrison, Pope, Pringle, Richards, Richardson, Sawyer, Saxon, Seegers, Sessions, Shields, Sligh, Thompson, Townsend, Twiggs, Williamson, Wise, Woodward.

Labels: South Carolina, Prison Records

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