Speeches delivered by Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas, discussing certain phases of contemplated legislation Page: 49 of 61
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It has been the policy of this administration to improve the general
conditions around the prison farms. Sanitary conditions have
been greatly improved; good hospitals are maintained; school opportunities
are given to all the young white boys and many others who
desire to study; competent physicians tre regularly employed; there
is but little serious sickness; most of the eating and sleeping places
have been screened; vegetables are grown the year round; dairy herds
are being placed at the different farms as rapidly as possible, and
cleanliness and order can be seen in and around the prison camps.
We are doing our best to make the penitentiary a going, reformatory,
worth-while institution worthy the great State it was instituted to
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Neff, Pat M. Speeches delivered by Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas, discussing certain phases of contemplated legislation, book, 1923; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5835/m1/49/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .