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Howard, John 1726-1790

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Works: 353 works in 1,251 publications in 4 languages and 15,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Anecdotes  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Correspondent
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The state of the prisons by John Howard( )

169 editions published between 1742 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons by John Howard (1726-1790) was the first major practical work on prison reform from the standpoint of design, sanitation and methods of operation. Howard embarked on a career of prison reform in 1773, after visiting a local jail in his official capacity as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, where he was appalled not only by the jail's disease-ridden squalor, but by the fact that persons proven innocent, or not formally accused of crime, could still be forcibly detained until they had paid the jailers their customary delivery fees. He suggested to the justices of Bedfordshire that the jailers be paid a salary from county funds in lieu of fees, and was told to find a precedent for this scheme. An exhaustive search of all the counties in England failed to yield even one, but provided Howard with so much evidence of abuse and misery that in 1774 he was able, by testifying before a committee of the House of Commons, to inspire the immediate passage of bills abolishing jailers' fees and calling for improved prison sanitation. Howard then made two tours of Continental jails-- he was particularly impressed by Dutch criminal rehabilitation programs-- and a second round of English prisons, gathering material for the present volume. Its publication resulted in the passage of another bill establishing two penitentiaries modeled on those Howard had seen in Holland, where brutal treatment of prisoners was replaced by solitary confinement, religious instruction and vocational training.--J. Norman
Historical remarks and anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille : translated from the French, published in 1774 by Brossais Du Perray( )

9 editions published between 1780 and 1784 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix to the state of the prisons in England and Wales : &c. : containing a farther account of foreign prisons and hospitals, with additional remarks on the prisons of this country by John Howard( )

35 editions published between 1780 and 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es un informe sobre el estado de distintas prisiones europeas visitadas por el autor
Prisons and lazarettos by John Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

État des prisons, des hôpitaux et des maisons de force by John Howard( )

27 editions published between 1788 and 2005 in French and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es un informe sobre el estado de distintas prisiones y hospitales europeos visitadas por el autor
An account of the present state of the prisons and houses of correction in the northern circuit : Taken from a late publication of John Howard, ... To which is prefixed, an Introduction by John Howard( )

16 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the present state of the prisons and houses of correction in the midland circuit : Taken from a late publication of John Howard, ... To which is prefixed, an Introduction by John Howard( )

20 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix ; containing observations concerning foreign prisons and hospitals by John Howard( )

15 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of a conversation held with Mr. Howard in May 1789. Mr. Howard was then in the sixty-second year of his age( )

11 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the present state of the prisons and houses of correction in the home circuit : Taken from a late publication of John Howard, ... To which is prefixed, an Introduction by John Howard( )

12 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Howard, Esq. : containing the history of prisons by John Howard( )

11 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the present state of the prisons and houses of correction in the Norfolk circuit : taken from a late publication by John Howard( )

3 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the present state of the prisons and houses of correction in the Oxford circuit by John Howard( )

3 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the present state of the prisons ... in the Oxford circuit : Taken from a late publication of John Howard, ... To which is prefixed an introduction by John Howard( )

11 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The state of the prisons
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Alternative Names
Hovards, Džons 1726-1790

Howard, Iohn 1726-1790

Howard, Jean 1726-1790

Howard, Jean Philanthrop 1726-1790

Howard John

Howard, John Philanthrop 1726-1790

Howard, William Philanthrop 1726-1790

John Howard Engels filantroop

John Howard englischer Reformer des Strafvollzugs

John Howard filantropo britannico

Говард, Джон

Джон Говард

Джон Говард англійський філантроп, реформатор умов утримання людей у в'язницях, дослідник епідемічних хвороб

جان هاوارد

جون هوارد

ジョン・ハワード

ハワード, ジョン

Languages
English (587)

French (27)

German (18)

Portuguese (2)