Here, Fred. A. Packard describes his visit to Auburn Prison in 1842. "Printed by order of the Philadelphia society for alleviating the miseries of public prisons," his memorandum evaluates some of the primary differences between the Auburn and Pennsylvania Systems of penal discipline. He states his unequivocal support for the Pennsylvania model and excuses himself for saying that "though my opinion of the Auburn prison is much more favorable than it was before my late visit, I am strengthened in the conviction that our own system is decidedly, and in the most important respects, superior; while I am greatly surprised to find how indefinite and unfounded are the objections which prevail in some sections of the country against it."
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