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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Further down the Welsh rugby pyramid, Griff Davies, Johnny Howard and Rod Apsee all ran in tries as Bridgend Athletic narrowly beat Cwmllynfell 21-17 in One West Central.
Derek Jeffery, Heswall READERS who listened avidly as I did to Radio Caroline will remember Tom Lodge and his signature tune Rinky Dink, recorded by the Johnny Howard Band.
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Jones was sin-binned and Saints scored 17 points, tries from replacement scrum-half Johnny Howard, battering-ram prop Soane Tonga Uiha and replacement hooker Paul Shields, Bruce Reihana converting Howard's try, while Cov were a man short.
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Seven minutes later Saints were awarded a penalty - Bees seemed baffled - but Reihana, who took over kicking when Everitt was replaced by Johnny Howard, missed a simple chance.
No matter how hard Johnny Howard makes it for the 'good old' AiNs, they soldier on--their blood, sweat and tears are all part of a very hard day's work on the floor.
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Johnny Howard was the only points scorer for Northampton, pouncing on Ian Vass' neat chip for a 73rd-minute try.
Drahm added the conversion before a Johnny Howard pick-up from the back of a ruck set up another score, as Drahm fed the ball to Marc Stcherbina who claimed the try with Drahm converting.