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a secretary who may or may not, at their discretion, be one of their number. No such trustee, nor any person in the employ of any of Said trustees or departments, shall be interested in a private capacity, directly or indirectly, in any contract or agreement for labor or for articles furnished for any of said departments. SECT. 3. The board of trustees for the Children’s Institutions Department shall be known as the trustees for children, and shall have, exercise and perform all the powers and duties relating to children, or to any institution or place in which they are confined or detained or cared for, including the House of Reformation, now conferred by the statutes of this Commonwealth upon the institutions commissioner of the City of Boston, except as to children lawfully committed to or detained in institutions established for the care and custody of the adult insane paupers and criminals. SECT. 4. The board of trustees for the Pauper Institutions Department shall be known as the pauper institutions trustees, and, except as otherwise provided by section three of this act, shall have, exercise and perform all the powers and duties relating to poor and indigent persons, or to any institution or place in which they are confined or detained or cared for, now conferred by the statutes of this Commonwealth upon the institutions commissioner of the City of Boston. SECT. 5. The board of trustees for the Insane Hospital Department shall be known as the insane hospital trustees, and shall have the general care and control of the Boston lunatic hospital established by the City of Boston under the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and all other hospitals that said city has established, or may hereafter establish, for the care or treatment of the insane, and the same shall hereafter be known as the Boston insane hospital; and said trustees shall have all the powers relating to the insane and to the institutions in which they are confined, conferred by the statutes of the Commonwealth upon the institutions commissioner of the City of Boston. SECT. 6. The Institutions Department of the City of Boston shall hereafter be styled the Penal Institutions Department, and the institutions commissioner shall hereafter be styled the penal institutions commissioner, and he shall continue to have, exercise and perform all the powers and duties now conferred by the statutes of this Commonwealth upon the institutions commissioner of the City of Boston not conferred by this act upon any other officer or board of trustees. The penal institutions commissioner may, with the approval of said mayor, appoint one assistant. SECT. 7. The Institutions Registration Department shall be under the charge of the institutions registrar, who shall investigate all questions relating to the settlement of paupers, to the commitment of the insane, or to the agency for discharged prisoners, or to any rights, duties or liabilities connected therewith, and report thereon to the department interested therein; and shall perform such services relating to the accounts and to the collection, registration and tabulation of statistics relating to said departments, or any of them, as may be required of him by said mayor or by the officer or trustees in charge of any of said departments, with the approval of said mayor. Said registrar shall receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars, or such other salary as may be fixed by ordinance. SECT. 8. Said mayor shall quarterly, in the months of June, September, December and March, and at such other times and at such places as he shall appoint, hold conferences, at which may be present said penal institutions commissioner, said institutions registrar, two members of each of the aforesaid boards of trustees, to be selected by such boards severally, and two members of the board of overseers of the poor, to be selected by such board, to consider any subjects relating to the work of said departments, or of any two or more of them, or to the coordination of such work, and at said conferences said mayor shall preside. SECT. 9. The City of Boston may take and hold any real or personal property which may be given, granted, bequeathed or devised to and accepted by it for the benefit of any one or more of said departments or of the persons under the care thereof. Such property or the income thereof shall be used, applied and disposed of according to the lawful directions of the donor thereof, by the officers in charge of such department or departments. SECT. 10. Any officers or employees of the Institutions Department of the City of Boston, whose tenure of office or position may be affected by this act or the carrying out thereof, may be appointed to similar positions in said city at any time within six months of the passage of this act, without civil service examination or enrolment. SECT. 11. No veteran holding an office in the Institutions Department of the City of Boston shall be removed or suspended, or shall, without his consent, be transferred from such office or employment, except after a full hearing before the mayor, and at such hearing the veteran shall have the right to be present and to be represented by counsel. Such removal, suspension or transfer shall be made only upon the written order of the mayor. [Approved May 13, 1897.
PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT, 32 TREMONT STREET, Boston, February 1, 1903. wo
HON. PATRICK A. COLLINs,
DEAR SIR, - As provided in chapter 3, section 24, of the Revised Ordinances, I respectfully submit the sixth annual report of the Penal Institutions Department for the year 1902–03.
The present Commissioner succeeded Hon. Alpheus Sanford in May, 1902. This department has in its charge the House of Correction, Deer Island, the House of Correction, South Boston, and the steamer J. Putnam Bradlee.
Items of expenditure, income, number of inmates, and actual cost are as follows:
Appropriations. House of Correction, Deer Island . e . $160,000 00 House of Correction, South Boston . o e 86,500 00 Office expenses & e © o o o 23,500 00 Steamer J. Putnam Bradle e e o e 17,000 00
$287,000 00 Office Eapenses.
Commissioner . e o . 1,638 90
Employees . & - o . 12,956 91
Freight . & g o o
Furnishings and office expenses
House of Correction, Deer Island.
Salaries and Wages:
James R. Gerrish, Master . . $2,500 00
Furniture and upholstery and household supplies,
Disinfectants e o
Tobacco . o e o
House of Correction, South Boston.
Salaries and Wages:
Ice . ©
Bedding . e & - o e e e
Religious services . o
Instruction and Amusement :
3.54 342 6,911 5,092 25 17 207 689 206 54 150