John Howard

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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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UNSW Australia will house the papers of former Prime Minister John Howard, who today announced the transfer of his collection to the University through a unique partnership with the National Archives of Australia.
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