· Closing/Relocation Process: On June 27, 1827, twenty convicts were relocated from New Gate to the Connecticut State Prison, an additional twenty convicts were transferred to the prison in August, and the remaining prisoners at New Gate were moved in late September. The Warden has enforced strict rules against communication between prisoners, ensuring their isolation and preventing potential harm or corruption.
· The Warden has enforced strict rules against communication between prisoners, ensuring their isolation and preventing potential harm or corruption. No watchman or overseer is allowed to converse with prisoners, receive or deliver letters or articles without the Warden’s knowledge.
· Prisoners are not permitted to possess money; it is credited in a book and given upon release. The use of alcohol is strictly prohibited, except by prescription from the Physician. Whipping, not exceeding ten stripes, is a legal punishment imposed by the Warden, but it has not been used since the current Warden’s appointment. Irons have been removed from prisoners based on their behavior and appearance, and no prisoner has been in irons for many months. Kindness is emphasized instead of severity in the treatment of prisoners, and strict discipline has been maintained. The moral condition of the prisoners is better than anticipated, with submission, sensitivity, religious dedication, and obedience to regulations.
· The health and appearance of prisoners, as well as their accommodations, food, and drinks, are addressed in the report of Dr. S. B. Woodward. Sick prisoners receive proper medical attention and supplies. No severe sickness or need for hospitalization has occurred.
· Daily ration includes beef, bread, potatoes, and porridge made of peas and cornmeal, which is regulated to ensure sufficient supply. Prisoners are not deprived of food, and they cannot purchase or receive food from outside.
· Female prisoners have been confined in Newgate since the law passed in 1824, and currently, four females are imprisoned. Female prisoners are currently placed in a single room with male prisoners due to the lack of separate cells, causing various objections. The superintendent of Auburn Prison expresses surprise that female convicts are still confined with male convicts in the same penitentiary.