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September 14, 1867.
OF MR. C. C. DWIGHT, FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISONS AND THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF CRIME.
SECTION 1. There shall be a Board of Managers of prisons,
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.
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 [Con. No. 123.]
4 district Penitentiaries and other penal or reformatory institu5 tions, within the State, as the Legislature may by law impose
6 upon them.
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.
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.