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Image of the poster for the Rhode Island State Archives Charities and Corrections: Life at the State Institutions exhibit.See also: Cranston: National Register of Historic Places, 1984 Report of the Committee of State Charities and Corrections…


Images of the State Prison at Howard.Beginning in the late 1870’s and the 1880’s the original wooden structures at the state farm were gradually replaced by stone ones, many of which remain today. The Adult Correctional Institute was…


Image of a portrait of Nelson Viall (Warden of the Rhode Island State Prison) from the Members of the State Board of Charities & Corrections of the State of Rhode Island album.Nelson Viall was born in Plainfield, Connecticut in 1827. He served in…

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