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A Joint Resolution to Procure Information With a View to the Establishment of a Reformatory for Youthful Criminals.

February 21, 1898

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1898, Pages 809-810.

Whereas there are many instances in which children and youths are charged and convicted of crime; and whereas it is inexpedient that they should be punished as adults are by hard labor and imprisonment in the State penitentiary; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to appoint a commission of five citizens, to be known as the Reformatory Commission, and which commission shall serve without pay.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of said commission to collect information as to the cost and feasibility of establishing and maintaining a reformatory for youthful criminals, and the most approved rules and regulations for the government of such an institution, and that said commission report to the next session of the General Assembly by Bill or otherwise.

Approved: February 21st, A.D. 1898.

William H. Ellerbee, Governor.
Miles B. McSweeney, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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