Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1930 · Page 6
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THE ALTOOHA utter of Pennsylvania Pe- fiftl Institution Commission Compares European Way of Treating Prisoners. Mrt. Fannie Snx I.nns;. noted Simthority On prison matters, vice ^Chairman of the Pennsylvania »ttrtnmls*lon on penal Institutions |*l»d Bctlte In the state federation of Pennsylvania women, has written for the fnltcd Press two tlme- •ly articles on prison affairs. Her lirst article, presented herewith, * deals with foreign prisons she visited and the second with some psychological aspects of the prison Situation will follow. j By MRS. FAXNIE SAX LONG, Vice Chairman of Pennsylvania Commission on Penal Institutions (Written for United Press.) . W1L.KES-B ARRE, June 6.—As a Biember of the Pennsylvania penal institutions commission having sin: pled out one of the greatest problems that confronts American prisons, the question presented at the gate of each . European institution was "How are ' your prison inmates employed?" One incontrovertible fact was disclosed: every prison inmate who is physically able, is at work. That was wo'rth the whole effort of a hot summer's inspection tour. Every prisoner Who could work, was working. And _/-|<frork of every sort, including mainte- |iiance, is paid for, and part of the j«arnings may be spent. p In each country, in each institution sVisited not a work-able man, woman tor child was idle. Work is provided •ifor and demanded of every individual, •except those awaiting trial, but there ha seldom even one of these who does inot ask for work. | Work is an integral part of the Eu- iropean prison system, bettering the »purposes learned here in America and »knOwn as the "Pennsylvania plan." 'It is a system built on the propositions that: first, solitary confinement 'i saves a man's self respect, drives "home 'the lesson that he is unfit for ^society and gives opportunity for re- Ipentance; second, silence prevents the _ t spread of vicious information and bad I stitutions in Germany and «influence; third, work Is part of the '-' '—'""" "- 1 ""- Cover no/5 Son and Brick ,Iune. bride and bridegroom, James Roosevelt, son of Governor Franklin Roosevelt of New York, and Miss Betgy Gushing were married Wednesday at Brookiine, Mass). They are pictured above at the bride's Home In Brookiine. ment: the highest of the thirty seen was 6 meters (19% feet). Escapes are remarkably infrequent, though in contrast to ours, all cell windows open directly on a garden or a court and few have bars. "Licht, Luft und Geistige Aufregung" (light, air and spiritual stimulation) are part of the philosophy of their program Only in St. Lazare in about 1650, were, there Paris, inside built cells, 'punishment and part of the reforma- 'tlon, therefore compujsory- ' In the long-term prisons there are , major trades and activities of every 'i sott, and in short-term institutions i and for the unskilled, many of the »simplest operations are provided, j ? There are repair shops of all sorts and j .'trade shops. j ' For the unskilled there Is much J pasting of infinite variety of bags, .tags, boxes, signs; bending of safety jtplns and carding of pins; hammering (out paper doilies, cutting washers, •leather and cloth, sorting herbs, seed, 'grains, salvaging junk (old telephone 'boxes and automobiles), making t-whlstles and vanity mirror cases, etc., letc., in surprising variety of artificial .flowers. The work is all on contract. » And there are so many other differences between here and there. The lielght of their walls Is surprising, frrhree and one-half meter (about 11 $ but there, fine new plans are in the making. The size of cells Is larger than is general in America, and determined by law, requiring definite number of cubic feet if for work by day as well as for sleep, smaller if only for sleep. Now that the economic readjustment is made, over-crowding in prisons is unknown. All attendants have special training, are under civil service, with regular promotion, life tenure, if fit, and pensions. In women's in' Austria, institution workers are in in France and Belgium, church sisters. All women's prisons have women in charge. Food is served in the cells. Only whole wheat and rye bread is given; from 600 to 800 grams daily, depending on the inmate's sort of work. The menu is made up either by weight or by calories. Three meals are served except in Paris. Grading is one method of discipline, with three grades: by good behavior One rises to reward of a higher grade. Demoting and lessening privileges, the usual methods of punishment. Discipline cells are everywhere, but their use, and restricted fare, are regulated by law. Europe believes that solitary confinement prevents mental and physical contamination, saves self-respect special charge, ie'et, 4 inches) is the usual measure- Daily Elimination is necessary to good health TAK THREE C)r LIFE'S GREATEST THRILLS GRADUATION Graduation and marriage are two •venti which wlO always stand •lit in his or her mind, but in or- dez to make the event complete, mdd the third thrill - the receipt ol one of theae lamout Ollendorff Watches TIME FOR A,LIFETIME? A Great Buy A beautiful man's watch with the new tyv« flexible bracelet. Here \s another famous 15-jewel OllnJorff, wonderfully accurate in ill time-keeping $3 7.50 qualities OLLENDORFF An Ollendorfl will add to their joy and will be a lasting and life-time reminder of these two Important oc- casioni. MARRIAGE Another modern Olltndorfi model for women! Beautifulhw engraved cite; 15-jewel$00.50 d movement. * Jtf guaranteed mov OLLENDORFF THE RECEIPT OF THE PERFECT CIFf An eiquisite new model for women, engraved case with new ityle bracelet; 15-jewel KUaran- tetd Ollniorff gQC.OO movement OLLSNDOKFF Meet Kraoichs We*r Diamond* BROS 1125 Eleventh Avenue (1ft tact rnaofta af6 provided for prisoners who wish not to bte seen wheft they pass among others), and gives time for contemplation and even for study and self-improvement and together with work, is real salvation. Our policy is not silence. Europe believes that silence prevents villainy infection and villain-worship agdin work is their salvation, increasing their comforts through diligence, developing thrift and skill that are the assets which they are to take back into society. America gave up the Pennsylvania plan" for another, but still in America work Is the heart's desire for penal reorganization that shall profit. Prison schools are regulated Intelligently. Although bathing in many institutions is demanded but once in two weeks, each man may have a book a week, sometimes more, from everywhere well-stoched libraries. In St. Oeorgen, Beyreuth, in the converted palace, in the assembly room, once the scene of the founding of the great Royal Order of the "Rother Adler" (Red Eagle) now the schoolmaster-organist puts the women inmates through a program of study and music that would do cuedit to any school. So what can be learned from European prison conduct? The economic, reconstructive, educational value of work and the cost-sharing that it provides; the scrupulous cleanliness and repair of plant by prison labor; the trained attendants with their advancement secure; the scientific feeding, grading and discipline; the structure in cell size and outside windows; the value of farm and gar— Koch & Toole — Altoona High Graduates Your Diploma Framed 75c to $1.45 Specially designed frame with A. H. S. embossed on frame. $1.45 Complete 1316 Twelfth Avenue d«n »ork l and the of the sight of th<s outdoors; th* duct of schools and adequate Hbfftrtes. And most important of all that each state of us emtilate the European plan of having a department of the government vested with authority, having intelligent understanding of the problems of crime and correction and intelligent programs, definite procedure and reasonable funds for the conduct of penal institution*. And In particular contrast; American hlt- or-miss methods with European pur- posefulneas, compare our wide variations from excellence to shamefulness with the almost uniform merit of theirs according to their lights. But tragically enough the 1 «t of occupations in European prisons holds little that America can translate. Imagine in America, a man with a little anvil between his knees hammering thirty thicknesses of paper upon needles that perforate the thirty sheets in design and turn out the finished product of thirty little lace paper doilies. It's the European hand that keeps its work-cunning and the European respect for the craftsman and his handicraft that America's mass production has thrown Into the discard. Nor can American prisons sell as do European prisons sell. But free-labor there, too, Is turning a tint hat th«y omp«t«ftt mtatlait. WAlfTS IftSS f At*. SHOREDITCH, England, June 6.— Don't let us all talk at once— thla not • the house of commons," remarked Judge Cluer at Shoreditch ounty court. 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