convict lease

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  • However, the convict lease was terminated when a state commission found abuse of the prison workers.
  • Thus in all its hideousness developed the convict lease system. Cited from A Social History of the American Negro, by Benjamin Brawley
  • The convict lease system began and businessmen soon realized the opportunity for exploitation of this work force.
  • Just as the convict lease emerged gradually in the post-war South, it also made a gradual exit.
  • Following the abolition of convict lease and the subsequent increase in the inmate population, the prison structure changed.
  • Though the convict lease system, as such, disappeared, other forms of convict labor continued (and still exist today) in various forms.
  • Brown did not originate the convict lease system, while Governor.
  • He also opposed the controversial convict lease system.
  • The "convict lease" system became popular throughout the South following the American Civil War and into the 20th century.
  • During his time as Attorney General, Davis worked to expose and end the state's convict lease system.
  • Major Samuel James ran the plantation using convicts leased from the state, which led to a great deal of abuse.
  • Whatever justification there may have been for these statutes, the convict lease system soon fell into disrepute, and it has been generally abandoned. Cited from Our Foreigners, by Samuel P. Orth
  • Production of cotton using the convict lease system allowed Richardson to amass a fortune.
  • While the uprising was crushed, it induced the state to end the convict lease system.
  • As governor, Turney ended the state's controversial convict lease system and enacted other prison reform measures.
  • They were joined by 500 African-American convicts leased from the state.
  • Georgia did not end the convict lease system until 1908.
  • The convict lease system was gradually phased out in the early 20th century amid negative publicity and other factors.
  • Here and there a brave judge has condemned the infamy of the chain-gang and convict lease systems. Cited from The Colonel's Dream, by Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Wrongly accused of having a high rate of criminality, black males often struggled for years to get out of the convict lease system.
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