Quotations From MARY B HARRIS


 

  • Shut out from the world with its blare and glare, life in an institution moves softly. The ears become attuned to gentle notes and a subdued tone.
    Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 33 (1936).

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  • Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
    Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 34 (1936).

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  • ... an institution cannot be run progressively on a basis of fear.
    Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 4 (1936).

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  • Unless we maintain correctional institutions of such character that they create respect for law and government instead of breeding resentment and a desire for revenge, we are meeting lawlessness with stupidity and making a travesty of justice.
    Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 34 (1936). When she wrote this, Harris was Superintendent of the Federal Industrial Institution for Women.

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