Panopticon Convict Proposal 1793
4th. To insure to them a sufficient supply of artificial
warmth and light whenever the reason renders
it necessary, and thereby preserve them from being
obliged as in other places, to desist from their
work, as well as from suffering from the inclemency
of the weather.
5th. To keep constantly from them, in conformity to
the practice so happily received, every kind of strong
and spiritous liquor, unless where ordered in the way of medicine.
6th To maintain them in a state of inviolable
though mitigated seclusion, in small assorted
companies, without any of those opportunities
of promiscuous association, which in other improved
prisons disturb, of not distroy, whatever good
effect can have been expected from solitude.
7th. To give them an interest in their work by
allowing them a share in the produce.
8th. To convert the prison into a school, and by an
extended application of the principle of the Sunday
Schools, to return its inhabitants into the
world instructed, at least as well as in ordinary
Schools, in the common and most useful
branches of vulgar learnings as well as
in some trade or occupation whereby they
may afterwards earn their livelihood. Extraordinary
culture of extraordinary talents is not
in this point of view worth mentioning : it
would be for his own advantage to give them
every instruction by which the value of their
labour may be encreased.
9th. To pay a penal sum for every escape, with or
without any default of his, irresistaible violence
from without excepted: and this without employing
irons on any occasion, or in any
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