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Hard Labor and Hard TimeFlorida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs$
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Vivien M. L. Miller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039855

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039855.001.0001

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Building the “Best Prison in the South”

Building the “Best Prison in the South”

(p.19) 1 Building the “Best Prison in the South”
Hard Labor and Hard Time
Vivien M. L. Miller
University Press of Florida

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the state prison farm in Bradford (later Union) County and the gradual redistribution of inmates from the privately owned lessee camps to the farm as the convict lease was dismantled in stages. It explores also the symbiotic economic relationship between the lease and the prison farm, which was built with convict labor and, from 1916 to 1919, paid for with profits derived solely from the lease of black male prisoners. The early conditions of life and labor for farm-based prisoners are also explored in this chapter.

Keywords:   convict leasing, southern prison farms, Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, Park M. Trammell, William A. McRae, D. Walter Purvis, J. S. Blitch, Maude Ballington Booth, prison conditions

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