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John Howard

Person  Male  Born 2/9/1726  Died 20/1/1790

Categories: Social Welfare

Countries: Ukraine

Prison reformer. Born Hackney. Travelled throughout the UK and then further afield investigating the state of welfare in prisons and doing what he could to improve it. Died in Kherson in the Ukraine of ‘gaol fever', a form of typhus. A monument was erected there to mark his life and achievements, and was renovated in 1990 to commemorate the bi-centenary of his death.

The Howard League for Penal Reform, the oldest penal reform organisation in the world, founded in 1866, was named for him.

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John Howard - E5

John Howard, 1726 - 1790, pioneer prison reformer, author of 'The State of Pr...

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John Howard - WC1

LCC John Howard, 1726 - 1790, prison reformer lived here.

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