Ohio Reformatory for Women inmates making flags   Save
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Description: This image shows inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women producing Ohio and American flags as part of their vocational training. In 1911, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the establishment of a separate women’s penal institution which opened on September 1, 1916, as the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio, with a population of 34 inmates. When Marguerite Reilley was appointed superintendent of the Reformatory in 1935, she found dirty and unkempt inmates with excessively restricted living habits. She instituted the “human being” program which provided recreation, entertainment, jobs, and vocational training for the inmates. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA2002AV_B03_00189_009
Subjects: Ohio Reformatory for Women; Correctional institutions -- Ohio; Prisoners; Flags -- Ohio; Flags--United States;
Places: Marysville (Ohio); Union County (Ohio)