ARIZONA AT 100

'Christian treatment' for inmates

2012-01-20T00:00:00Z 'Christian treatment' for inmatesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 20, 2012 12:00 am  • 

In leading up to Arizona's centennial, Feb. 14, 2012, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 14, 1912

GLOBE - As soon as he assumes office, Governor Hunt stated tonight, it is said, that he would appoint a man as warden of the prison at Florence, who would give the convicts "Christian treatment."

"Criminals are the product of environment, and for that they are not responsible. I will take down the usual sign, 'all ye who enter here leave hope behind,' and replace it with 'within there is peace and hope,' so that when unfortunates leave the prison they will not do so believing they are going into the world where there is neither hope nor peace."

- Arizona Daily Star

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