n.p. n.pub. [1882?]. 7p., wraps, edges browned, splitting along spine, rubberstamp faintly applied at upper right corner of front page. OCLC lists only one copy apiece of two versions.
From Proceedings of National Conference of Charities and Correction, 1882. Burchard (president of the state board of supervision of Wisconsin charitable, reformatory, and penal institutions) argues that prisons exist solely to protect the public from crime and not for punishment or reform of the incarcerated, the latter matters being "incidental." Discusses the problems of determining length of sentences.