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No.123.

IN CONVENTION

September 14, 1867.

MINORITY REPORT

OF MR. C. C. DWIGHT, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STATE

PRISONS AND THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF CRIME.

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SECTION 1. There shall be a Board of Managers of prisons,

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2 to consist of five persons to be appointed by the Governor, by

3 and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall hold

4 office for ten years, except that the five first appointed shall, in. 5 such manner as the Legislature may direct, be so classified that 6 the term of one person so appointed shall expire at the end of 7 each two years during the first ten years; and vacancies in the 8 office afterwards occurring shall be filled in like manner.

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SEC. 2. Such Board shall have the charge and superintend

2 ence of the State prisons, and shall possess such powers and 3 perform such duties in respect to the county jails, the local or

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4 district Penitentiaries and other penal or reformatory institu5 tions, within the State, as the Legislature may by law impose

6 upon them.

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SEC. 3. Such Board shall from time to time, elect one of

2 their number secretary thereof, who shall perform such duties as

3 the Legislature or the Board may prescribe, and shall receive such

4 salary as the Legislature shall determine. The remaining mem5 bers of the Board shall receive no compensation other than 6 reasonable traveling and other expenses, while engaged in the

7 performance of official duty.

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SEC. 4. Such Board shall appoint the warden (or chief officer)

2 the clerk, physician and chaplain of each State prison, and

3 shall have power to remove either of such officers, for cause 4 only, after opportunity to be heard in his own defense, upon 5 written charges. All other officers of each prison shall be 6 appointed by the warden (or chief officer) thereof, and shall 7 be removable at his pleasure.

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No. 124.

IN CONVENTION

September 17, 1867.

COMMUNICATION

FROM THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, GIVING AMOUNTS PAID FOR EXPENSES OF THE SEVERAL COURTS OF THAT CITY.

STATE OF NEW YORK:
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,

ALBANY, July 10, 1867.
On motion of Mr. Stratton.

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the City of New York be requested to prepare and communicate to this Convention, as early as practicable, the amount paid for the year 1866, for salaries of justices, judges, clerks, stenographers, officers, inspectors and attendants, and the amounts paid for stationery, and contingent expensės of the following named courts in the city of New York, stating the number of justices, judges, clerks and other attendants of each court separately, and all other expenses of each court separately as far as he is able to do so; and also whether said amounts are to be increased or diminished the present year, and how much, viz: Supreme Court, Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Marine Court, District Courts, Police Courts, and the Courts of General and Special Sessions; and that he also report the amount of fees received from each of said courts during said year.

By oriler of the Convention,

LUTHER CALDWELL, Secretary. [Con. No. 124.]

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