GOVERNOR WILLIAM CARROLL PAPERS, 1821-1827

The plans inaugurated during the administrations of Willie Blount for the creation of a state prison came to fruition during the first Carroll administration. Desirous of keeping his institution abreast of the others, he spent much time studying the procedures of other states already operating detention and corrective facilities. The information gathered during his study constitutes a wealth of data for researchers of prison conditions, prisoner reports, costs and regulations of the various prisons, as well as a report of the Boston Penitentiary Reform Society.