The Discharged Prisoners Act of 1774 allowed public revenue to pay jailor’s fees for prisoners who had been acquitted or who had completed their sentences.
References on the life and work of John Howard, eighteenth-century English prison reformer and pioneering social scientist.
In 1775, Hanway urged an investigation of prisons. Howard had already done such work and testified to the House of Commons about it.
The Congregational Fund Academy (Moorfields / Coward’s / Huxton Academy) was a key node among prominent eighteenth-century English non-conformists.
Among John Howard’s lifelong friends from the Fund Academy were Richard Price, John Densham, and leading dissenting ministers.
John Howard got up in the middle of the night to measure the coldest temperature.
In 1773, bills to relieve acquitted prisoners of jailors fees and to provide clergy for prisoners were introduced in the House of Commons.
John Howard and Samuel Whitbread were close friends and neighbors from their youths to the end of Howard’s life.
Samuel Whitbread was a highly successful 18th-century brewer, major Bedfordshire land-owner, and member of the House of Commons.
The Test Acts required holders of public office in England to make a specific declaration of faith and take sacraments according to the Church of England.