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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

CHICAGO, January 14, 1874. To the Honorable the Board of Inspectors of the House of Correction :

GENTLEMEN : The undersigned has the honor to submit to your honorable board the following, it be ing his second annual report as Superintendent of the House of Correction, and for the year ending December 31, 1873.

In making such report he has confined himself, principally, to the presentation of such statistical facts as are shown by the books of the office, and of a financial exhibit of its receipts and expenditures, and has only briefly touched upon the several subjects which more specifically seem to present them selves, or which require your inquiry.

The following tables give a statement of the prisoners, offenses for which convicted, their terms of sentence, from what source received, how released, how many times imprisoned, ages of prisoners, their color, social relations, nativity, nativity of their parents, occupation, and a statement of rations delivered to prisoners during the year; also, a statement showing at what industries prisoners hare been employed :

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The offenses and terms of sentence overrun the total number of prisoners received, as frequently prisoners are committed on two or more commitments each.

FROM WHAT SOURCES RECEIVED.
Police justices' courts of Chicago .......
Criminal court, Cook county..........

.5, 794 .. 140

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HOW RELEASED. Paid tive to City Comptroller........

493 Paid fine to House of Correction..

967 Released by Mayor of City ........

522 Pardoned by Governor of State...... Supersedeas ........... Order of Criminal Court, Cook county, on habeas corpus... Expiration of sentence...... *Death ....................... Escaped and not recaptured... In prison Dec. 31, 1873

509

8, 445 * Richard Brown, admitted Jan. 9, 1873, under execution No. 602, S. D., $51 50 for vagrancy, died Jan. 17. of intlammation of the lungs, aged 20 years.

Albert Goldstein, admitted April 8, 1873, under execution No. 1,028, W. D., $6 50 for breach of the peace, died April 20, of general debility, aged 21 years. . John Jordan, admitted Nov. 6, 1872, 'under commitinent from Criminal Court, Cook county, for larceny from the person, one year, died Sept. 22, 1873, of inflamation of the brain, aged 18 years.

HOW MANY TIMES IMPRISONED.
Claimed to be on first commitment.....
Admitted to have been previously in prison .......

.3. 064 ..2, 870

3,934

AGES OF PRISONERS. 7 years old, each.... 9 years old, each. 10 years old, each.. 11 years old, each......... 12 years old, each. 13 years old, each. 14 years old, each. 15 years old, each. 16 years old, each.. 17 years old, each.. 18 years old, each.. 19 years old, each. 20 years old, each... 21 years old, each.. 22 to 25 years old, each, inclusive ... 26 to 30 years old, each, inclusive 31 to 35 years old, each, inclusive.. 36 to 40 years old, each, inclusive. 41 to 50 years old, each, inclusive.. 51 to 60 years old, eaclı, inclusive ... 61 to 70 years old, each. inclusive.... 71 to 80 years old, each, inclusive ........

113 173 198 234

236 . 178

211

794 ..1. 065

720 758 686 222

62

14

5, 934

COLOR.

Whites.....
Colored .....

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5. 934

SOCIAL RELATIONS.

..1.946

Claim to be married ... Claim to be single.....

....3,988

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...1, 140 ...1,841

Have children ...,
Have father and mother living..........

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Have father only living.....
Have mother only living.....
Without parents living.....

.423 ... 1,040 .2. 630 5,934

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Clerks and salesman.... Cigar makers..... Civil engineers..... Chimney sweeps.. Cloth trimmers.... Coachmen. ..... Collar makers... Confectioners..... Cooks..... Coopers..... Copyists. Cornice makers... Corn doctors... Cork makers... Crockery store.. Cutlers. Cutters ... Curriers. Draftsmen... Drivers and teamsters Drovers Dominees.... Druggists... Dyers....... Engravers. ....... Errand boys...... Express drivers... Engineers.. Farmers. Frame makers...... File cutters..... File grinders..... Finishers and polishers Firemen ....... Foundrymen. Furriers Fruit dealers.... Galvanizers of iron.. Gardeners. ..... Glass stainers..... Glass blowers..... Gas fitters.. Glaziers...... Grain dealers... Grocers...... Glue makers.... Gunsmiths, Hack drivers.... Hair pickers.... Harness makers. Harness stitchers... Hatters...... House movers.. Hostlers. Horse shoers.... Horse trainers.. Hotel keepers... Insurance agants Ink makers.. Japanners.. Jewelers... Jockeys. ... Journalists.. Knife makers... Laborers... Lathers.... Lawyers.... Lamplighters. ... Leather cutters...... Lithographers Liquor dealers. Locksmiths.. Lumbermen..... Lumber inspectors.. Machinists ..... Marble cutters.. Marble polishers.. Masons... Merchants.. Millers... Millwrigl Miners Movers.... Moulders.. Musicians...

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STATEMENT OF RATIONS. The following shows the number of days' rations issued during the several months of the year, from January 1st, to December 31, inclusive :

January...
February ..
March
April.
May.....
June....
July ......

15, 364 |August ....
13, 892 September..
15, 321 October
14, 034 November ..
16, 922 December...
16, 669
17, 079

17, 028 15, 486 15, 619 13, 962 15, 313

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HOW EMPLOYED.

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186,689 The following is a statement showing the cash received during the year ending Docomber 31st, and paid to City Comptroller:

From police department, balanco due January 1, 1873...

C. R. Rushmore, balance due January 1, 1873..
" Cook county, balance due January 1, 1873....
" A. G. Garfield, labor of prisoners.....
• Laport Chair Company, labor of prisoners...

eundry other persons, for labor of prisoners.
police department, for labor of prisoners...
Board of Public Works, for brick.....
sundry other persons, for brick .....
sundries, brick account.......
Cook county, board of prisoners...
sundry persons, for board..
sale of sundries...................
amount duo on executiong.

$685 04
3, 792 09
2, 104 60
3, 984 40

015 06
178 26

289 73
10, 429 00
,511 77

283 57 9, 830 40

331 00

199 45 9, 076 00

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