New York Correction History Society

is pleased to present this web reproduction of

150 Years in the Forefront

The Women's Prison Association & Home

Contents

150 Years in the Forefront
was published
and copyrighted
in 1995 by
THE WOMEN'S PRISON
ASSOCIATION & HOME, INC.,
110 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y.

This web reproduction is presented by New York Correction History Society with the permission of the Women's Prison Association & Home Inc., which retains all rights to its content, the design, text and images.

". . . for the amelioration of the condition of female prisoners, the improvement of prisons in respect to females and the rehabilitation of released women prisoners or those on probation or in danger of becoming delinquent."
-- Isaac T. Hopper, 1845
"Black Maria," the carriage used in carrying criminals from the New York City Courts and the Tombs to Blackwell's island and the House of detention. (Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York)

Dedication

To Sarah
Powell
Huntington
- great-great-
granddaughter
of Isaac T.
Hopper, board
member for 70
years, former
president, and
guiding spirit
of the Women's
Prison
Association.

1995, 1999 The Women's Prison Association & Home, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the original 1995 book or of this 1999 web reproduction may be further reproduced or re-transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
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