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This Day in Georgia History

May 14, 1729

Oglethorpe’s Committee Made Second Report

James Oglethorpe’s Gaols [Jails] Committee made its second report, this time dealing with conditions in London’s Marshalsea and Westminster prisons. This time, the committee found extortion and cruely as bad as the practices at Fleet Prison detailed in the first report.

To view a publication on James Oglethorpe, see the Digital Library of Georgia.