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PILLSBURY, Amos, prison-reformer, born in New Hampshire in 1805; died in Albany, New York, 14 July, 1873. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was warden of state prisons in New Hampshire and Connecticut for many years. The son was appointed warden of the state prison of Connecticut at Wethersfield, and held the post for many years. After leaving Wethersfield he was warden of prisons in other states for several years, and for a short time superintendent of police in New York city. The new penitentiary at Albany was planned according to his suggestions, and he became its superintendent, and continued there till his death. He was severe and rigorous in his rule, but possessed great organizing ability, and caused prisons and penitentiaries under his superintendence to become sources of revenue to the state. He was considered a competent authority on questions of moderate prison-reform, and in the summer of 1872 attended the prison congress in London and took part in its discussions.
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