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Howard, John,

1726–90, English prison reformer. He had great influence in improving sanitary conditions and securing humane treatment in prisons throughout Europe. He was responsible (1774) for persuading the House of Commons to enact a set of penal reform acts.


See biographies by M. Southwood (1958) and D. L. Howard (1963).

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