By Paul-André Linteau
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List of Maps
List of Figures
PART I- LAND AND inhabitants 1867-1929
1. The Land
An American Land
The cost of the Land
The Shaping of actual Space
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No officer shall hold any conversation with another officer in the presence of a convict, except in relation to the work in hand. 277. An officer shall not make any familiarity with any convict nor permit any to be used toward him by any convict, to the slightest extent. 278. Officers shall abstain from all hasty or opprobrious language towards convicts, as entirely unbecoming their position and character. 279. No officer is permitted to strike a convict ... except in self-defense, or to suppress revolt, prevent escape, or as a punishment ordered by the Warden.
Fryer (artist unknown). The Warden's Report for 1858 listed 211 convicts at shoemaking, 55 at cabinet-making, 63 at blacksmithing, and 56 making agricultural implements. The contractors paid the warden one shilling and six pence per day per convict, money which went into the general revenue of the prison. In the middle 1860s, after the changeover to the dollar system, Drennan was paying 35 cents per convict per day; Thompson, Knox and Company paid 40 cents for each of a hundred convicts to make malleable iron for five years.
Ball and chain. 5. Ball and chain combined with one of the first three. 6. Confinement in the penal or separate cells with such diet as the Surgeon shall pronounce sufficient... 7. Penal or separate cell combined with one of the first three. 8. Flogging by the cats [cat-o'-nine-tails] under the restrictions set forth ... in these rules. 9. Flogging with rods of birch or other wood. 10. P. ] 11. Such other punishment as may be recommended by the Warden, approved by the Directors and sanctioned by the Governor in Council.