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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Nick Beal, Shane Drahm and Johnny Howard all drop down to the bench and there is still no return for injury-hit England World Cup star Matt Dawson, who has played just 28 minutes' rugby since returning home from Australia.
Almost inevitably after those near misses, Northampton came back at Newcastle and scrum half Johnny Howard cut through for a try to make it 10-8.
Northampton scrum-half Johnny Howard has been cited for allegedly stamping on an opponent during last Sunday's Guinness Premiership clash with Newcastle.
It was pretty much all Northampton for the rest of the half with tries from Johnny Howard, Paul Diggin, Andy Vilk and Diggin again - the last one converted by Ben Patston - as too many tackles were missed.
Rampant Saints had replacement Johnny Howard leaving a bemused defence in his wake to score after five-metre scrums.
Former Newcastle player John Leslie returns at inside centre for Northampton in place of Chris Hyndman and Johnny Howard starts at scrum half ahead of Mark Robinson and in the pack props Brett Sturgess and Chris Budgen line up either side of Dan Richmond in place of Renaud Peillard and Robbie Morris, while in the back row, Mark Connors returns from injury in place of Mark Soden.
An inspired performance from second-string scrum-half Johnny Howard led Northampton to a classy victory against Narbonne in France last night.
Scrum-half Johnny Howard has played 55 first-team games.
But Saints' wing Bruce Reihana took a pass from scrum-half Johnny Howard to score the first in the 15th minute and Drahm jinked his way in seven minutes later.