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Classification of crime from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
Terms of imprisonment from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
4 7 4 3 1 50 14 36
1 2 66 2
Felony and robbery-
2 1 15
1 164 13
2 69 1 5 59 10
1 41 1
Age of prisoners on hand from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
Number of prisoners from each county, from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
Number. Per cent.
3 29 7 3 58 12
3 16 13 26
Educational abilities of prisoners on hand from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
Read and write---
Occupation of prisoners when sentenced, from December 31st, 1875, to January 1st, 1878.
Number of terms prisoners are serving from December 31st, to January 1st, 1878.
Prisoners serving their first term Prisoners serving their second term Prisoners serving their third termPrisoners serving their fourth term Prisoners serving their fifth term Prisoners serving their sixth term
Credits allowed to prisoners for good conduct in days.
One and one-half years Two years Two and one-half years Three years Three and one-half years. Four years Four and one-half years Five years Five and one-half years Six years Six and one-half years. Seven years Seven and one-half years. Eight years Nine years Ten years. Eleven years Twelve years. Fourteen years Fifteen years Eighteen years. Twenty years Twenty-five years
77 103 130 160 190 220 251 283 317 351 385 419 454 494 570 648 732 815
993 1,084 1,355 1,535 1,986
CAPTAIN OF THE YARD, AND TURNKEY.
The offices of the Captain of the Yard, and Turnkey, are on the lower floor of a two-story brick building. Everything about these offices wears an appearance of neatness, and the business transacted in both is done with accuracy and dispatch. A great deal of responsibility rests with these two offices, and we find that they are discharging their duties in an able and efficient manner.
After a most thorough and exhaustive examination into the management of affairs on the inside of the Prison walls, we find that the officers in charge have done their duty faithfully, and any rumors disparaging to their uniform good conduct are, in the opinion of the committee, without any foundation. All of which is very respectfully submitted.
PAUL SHIRLEY, Chairman.
To the Honorable Assembly of the State of California :
The following is respectfully submitted to your body as the result of our investigation of the affairs of the State Prison at San Quentin :
The Prison is situated in the County of Marin, upon a peninsula, the site being nearly surrounded by water. This peculiarity in the conformation of the spot had doubtless much to do in determining the question of location, nature having in this respect provided an element of strength, lessening the possibility of the escape of convicts. The elevation of the land on two sides of the Prison, giving the gun-posts and guard-houses admirable command at short range of the inner and outer gates, and indeed of almost the entire inclosure, make the experiment of a revolt extremely hazardous, and its success impossible, with the exercise of vigilance and promptness on the part of officers and guards.
THE REAL ESTATE,
The Prison walls are built of brick upon a rock foundation. The foundation is itself strong and durable, but the brick portion of it, which constitutes the greater part, is considerably impaired, in fact crumbling away and in process of decay. Made out of poor material and with the use of salt water, the brick in consequence do not withstand the action of the weather. The south side of the wall is particularly defective, and should be repaired or entirely rebuilt from the stone foundation. And in doing so, it would add to the security of the inclosure were the elevation of the walls increased.
THE CELL BUIDINGS.
The cell buildings, four in number, stand on the left of the front entrance, parallel with each other. Three are built of brick and one of stone; the upper or third story of the latter, recently constructed, is a tier of iron cells surrounded with solid inasonry of brick, and are considered quite as secure as they could possibly be made. The