Quotation by Mary B. Harris

... throughout the ages down to modern times, conditions of imprisonment, what with overcrowding, idleness, and all their attendant evils, have been such that not only the person but also to a deplorable extent the personality has been "confined or restrained." The problem of the betterment of our physical prison conditions goes hand in hand ... with the problem of re-creating and releasing personality "deep-dungeoned in self," of giving scope to the forces that tend upward, of counteracting and rendering harmless the already dominant tendencies toward evil.
Mary B. Harris (1874–1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, author's foreword (1936).

When she wrote this, Harris was Superintendent of the Federal Industrial Institution for Women.
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