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[Acts 1905, p. 44. In force February 25, 1905.]

8221. Leasing and cultivating lands.-3. The said board of control are hereby authorized to lease lands and to use lands owned by the state not otherwise devoted to state purposes, to be selected by them, to be improved and employed and used in cultivating and raising farm products in the discretion of said board, said products to be used to supply the wants and needs of said prison, and should there remain any surplus the same may be sold in the open market, and if, in improving lands owned by the state, it shall become necessary to dispose of timber, the same may be sold by said board, either as standing timber or cut up into marketable products and sold, and said board of control may employ upon said lands so leased or owned all prisoners in said prison not employed in prison duties. Such prisoners shall be employed only at hand labor while working said lands. The control and superintendency of said lands and of convicts employed upon the same shall be under the board of control and the officers of said prison.

This act amends section 8221, Burns' R. S. 1901.

See Acts 1903, p. 529, for act creating a board on prison reform for a period of two years, and providing for an examination of prisoners and a report to the legislature.

[Acts 1903, p. 27. In force April 23, 1903.]

8221a. Contracts for labor, limit.-4. No contract for the labor of the convicts of said prison shall be made for a longer period than up to

October 1st, 1910. Such contracts, whether made for the labor of said convicts, or on the piece price system, shall be awarded to the highest and best bidder for the same. The regular hours for the day's work in said prison shall not exceed eight hours, subject to temporary changes under necessity, or to fit special cases, to be sanctioned by the board of control.

This act amends section 8221a, Burns' R. S. 1901.

[Acts 1905, p. 193. In force March 4, 1905.]

8235. Clothing, transportation, money.-2. It shall be the duty of the warden of the prison to furnish all paroled prisoners the clothing and transportation provided for in section 1 of this act and five dollars ($5.00) in money: Provided, however, That when any such paroled prisoner receives his final discharge while he is away from such Indiana state prison, the provisions of this act shall not apply to such prisoner at the time of final discharge.

This section amends section 8235, Burns' R. S. 1901.


8253d. Managers of reformatory.
8253t. Contract labor abolished.

8253u. Common schools, trades schools.
8253v. Introduction of trades schools,

use of products.

8253w. Sale of products, who to purchase.


8253x. Price of products, how fixed.
8253y. Catalogue, requisitions.

8253z. Putting act into effect, fund.
8253al. Penalty.

8253b1. Prosecutor, duty.

[Acts 1903, p. 10. In force January 29, 1903.]

8253d. Managers of reformatory.-3. That the government and control of the Indiana Reformatory and the prisoners sentenced thereto shall be vested in a board of managers to consist of four members, not more than two of whom shall be appointed from any one political party. Said board of managers to be appointed by the governor, one to serve one year, one two years, one three years and one four years, as may be designated by the governor at the time of appointment, and at the expiration of the term of office of each member of the board his successor shall be appointed in the manner and by the authority as herein before provided, for the term of four years: Provided, however, That the board of managers of said reformatory now in control thereof shall be entitled to continue in office during their respective terms, unless sooner removed in accordance with the provisions of this act. When a vacancy occurs in the board of managers of said Indiana Reformatory, otherwise than by expiration of term of office, of a manager, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term: Provided, That the governor may remove any of the managers for cause, upon written statement made, after

an opportunity for a hearing is given, if demanded, and the action of the governor in the premises shall be final. Such board shall have general charge and supervision of said Indiana Reformatory, and shall conduct the same strictly upon non-partisan principles. Said board of managers shall receive as compensation for their services on said board the sum of three hundred ($300) dollars each, per annum, and their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses incurred while engaged in performing their duties as such members of said board, not exceeding the sum of one hundred ($100) in any one year, all of which shall be paid as other expenses of said institution, quarterly, and out of the maintenance fund of said institution.

This act amends section 8253d, Burns' R. S. 1901.

[Acts 1905, p. 178. In force April 15, 1905.]

8253t. Contract labor abolished.-1. That the contract system of labor for the inmates of the Indiana Reformatory shall be abolished after July, 1906.

8253u. Common schools-Trades schools. 2. It shall be the duty of the board of managers to provide for teaching the inmates in the common branches of an English education; also in such trades and handicrafts and to offer such rewards as will enable them, upon their release, to more surely earn their own support and make self-reliant and self-supporting citizens. For this purpose said managers shall establish and maintain common schools, trades schools and military drill in said reformatory, and make all needful rules and regulations for the government of same, and do such other acts as will be necessary to accomplish such results.

8253v. Introduction of trades schools-Use of products.-3. In the employment, education and training of the inmates of the reformatory the board of managers shall have full power to establish and introduce such trades schools as said board may determine for the training of the inmates in the mechanical arts, and to provide for the manufacture of goods on state account, for the production of such articles as are used in the institutions of the state and in certain political divisions of the state, and in the production of such articles as may be found practicable: Provided, That said reformatory shall not produce any school books and desks used by pupils for use, or which shall be used in the common schools of the state, or print any other books or blanks except for the use of said reformatory.

8253w. Sale of products-Who to purchase.-4. The state institutions, except where similar articles are made therein, and political divisions of the state using supplies such as are produced in said reformatory shall be required to purchase the same at a price fixed by a board hereafter provided for: Provided, That such political divisions shall not be compelled to pay a greater price for such supplies than the same of like quality could be purchased for elsewhere: And, provided further, That the board of managers of said reformatory are and shall be authorized to sell any surplus of articles so produced upon the market.

8253x. Price of products-How fixed.-5. The governor of the state, the auditor of state, and president of board of managers of said reformatory shall constitute a board, whose duty it shall be to fix and regulate the prices for which all articles manufactured in said reformatory shall be sold to the state institutions and political divisions of the state; and shall also approve of the quality and style of the articles or supplies that are to be furnished to the said state institutions and political divisions of the state: Provided, That the prices so fixed shall in no case exceed the market price for such supplies.

8253y. Catalogue-Requisitions.-6. It shall be the duty of the board of managers from time to time, after the taking effect of this act, to issue a printed descriptive catalogue of the various state institutions and political divisions of the state, showing in detail and by cuts such articles as the management is able to manufacture; and when such state institutions or political divisions of the State of Indiana are in need of such articles as described in said catalogue the boards of control, boards of trustees, or boards of managers and the heads of such intitutions, boards. of county commissioners, township trustees, superintendent of poor asylums and county sheriff's shall make requisition on the board of managers of said reformatory for such articles as are needed, giving the board of managers a reasonable time to manufacture the articles so required, and shall not purchase any such articles elsewhere unless the same can not be furnished by such reformatory. Said boards and above named officers shall not contract for or pay any bill for any such articles as are made at said reformatory which are shown in the catalogue to be issued as aforesaid, unti! a written statement has been given them that such institution can not furnish such articles.

8253z. Putting act into effect-Fund.-7. It is further provided, that for the money to carry into effect the provisions of this act the earnings from the contracts and trades schools of said reformatory for the month of January, 1905, and for each month thereafter, shall be turned over to the state treasurer, there to remain to the credit of the reformatory, to be checked against by the board of managers as other appropriations are disbursed in establishing such trades schools and other labor for the inmates of said reformatory as in their judgment is necessary, and at the end of each fiscal year there shall be made to the governor of the state a detailed report showing the amount of money received and paid over to the treasurer of the state to the credit of said fund from said contracts and said trades schools, and the amount on hand; also showing the amount that has been disbursed and the amount of manufactured articles in stock and raw material on hand: Provided further, If there remains to the credit of said reformatory in the hands of the state treasurer at the end of any fiscal year after this law is in effect more than $50,000.00 from said receipts, then any surplus over $50,000.00 shall be transferred to the general fund of the state. The above $50,000.00 or any part of same so remaining in the hands of the state treasurer shall be used by the board of managers of said reformatory as a working capital for the succeeding

year for the purpose of purchasing raw materials and such other articles or machinery as are needed in the manufacture of articles to be sold to the state institutions or political divisions of the state, the raw material and machinery to be purchased as required on bids after due notice has been given to bidders as is now given in the purchase of other supplies for said institution.

8253a1. Penalty.-8. Any member of a county council, a county eommissioner, township trustee, or any member of a board or other official of a state institution, or any other person who wilfully violates any of the provisions of this act in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction therefor shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000.00, and in addition may be removed from office.

8253b1. Prosecutor-Duty.-9. It shall be the duty of the several prosecuting attorneys of this state in their respective counties to dilgently prosecute, by indictment or information, any and all violators of this act.



8273. Admission of girls.
8298a. Separation of girls' school and
women's prison.


8298b. Board of managers, terms, salaries, transfer of inmates. 8298c. Superintendent. bond. residence. $298d. Employes, appointment.

[Acts 1903, p. 91. In force February 26, 1993.)

8273. Admission of girls.-19. Whenever said institution shall have been proclaimed to be open for the reception of girls in the reformatory department thereof, it shall be lawful for said board of managers to receive into their care and management in the said reformatory department. girls under the age of fifteen years, who may be committed to their eastody, in either of the following modes, to wit:

First. When committed by any judge of a eirenit court, either in term time or in vacation, on complaint and due proof by the parent or guardian, that by reason of her incorrigible or vicious conduct, she has redered her control beyond the power of such parent or guardian, and made it manifestly requisite that from regard to the future welfare of such infant and for the protection of society she should be placed under such guardianship.

Second. When such infant shall be committed by such judge as afr said, upon complaint by any citizen, and due proof of such complaint, that such infant is a proper subject for the guardianship of said institution in consequence of her vagrancy or incorrigible or vicious conduct, and that from moral depravity or otherwise, of her parent or guardian, in whose custody she may be, such parent or guardian is incapable or unwilling to

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