The Delinquent, Volumes 1-3

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The Association, 1911
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Page 20 - No article so manufactured shall be purchased from any other source for the State or public institutions of the State, or the political divisions thereof, unless said State commission of prisons shall certify that the same can not be furnished upon such requisition, and no claim therefor shall be audited or paid without such certificate.
Page 1 - A haze on the far horizon. The infinite, tender sky. The ripe, rich tint of the cornfields And the wild geese sailing high; And all over upland and lowland The charm of the golden-rod, Some of us call it Autumn, And others call it God.
Page 3 - Whereas, Heredity plays a most important part in the transmission of crime, idiocy, and imbecility; Therefore, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, that on and after the passage of this act it shall be compulsory for each and every institution in the State entrusted with the care of confirmed criminals, idiots, rapists, and imbeciles, to appoint upon its staff, in addition to the regular institutional physician, two (2) skilled surgeons of recognized ability, whose duty...
Page 21 - feebleminded" is meant, according to the definition adopted by the American Association for the Study of the Feebleminded, in 1910, "all degrees of mental defect due to arrested or imperfect mental development, as a result of which the person so affected is incapable of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows, or of managing himself or his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 17 - This section shall not be construed to prevent the Legislature from providing that convicts may work for, and that the products of their labor may be disposed of to the State or any political division thereof...
Page 2 - Not what we give, but what we share; The gift without the giver is bare.
Page 3 - If, in the judgment of this committee of experts and the board of managers, procreation is inadvisable and there is no probability of improvement of the mental and physical condition of the inmate, it shall be lawful for the surgeons to perform such operation for the prevention of procreation as shall be decided safest and most effective.
Page 1 - The wind bloweth where it listeth and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth ; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Page 22 - At least 25 per cent, of the inmates of our penal institutions are mentally defective and belong either to the feeble-minded or to the defective delinquent class. Nearly 50 per cent, of the girls at the Lancaster Reformatory are mentally defective.
Page 13 - ... make application to the board, in writing and in such form as they may prescribe, for his release upon parole, or for an absolute discharge as hereinafter provided, and said board is hereby prohibited from entertaining any other form of application or petition for the release upon parole or absolute discharge of any prisoner.

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