1917 public local laws – Ch. 631 Sec. 4

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CHAPTER 631 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COUNTY INDUSTRIAL HOME FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That the board of managers shall have the general superintendence, management, and control of the said institution; of the grounds and buildings, offices, and employees thereof; of the inmates therein and all matters relating to the government, discipline, contracts, and fiscal concerns thereof, and may make such rules and regulations as may seem to them necessary for carrying out the purposes of the institution… And the board shall have the right to keep, restrain, and control the inmates of the institution until such time as the board may deem proper for their discharge under such proper and humane rules and regulations as the board may adopt. The board shall endeavor, as far as possible, to classify the inmates and keep the different classes in separate wards or divisions, so as to produce the best results in the reformatory work. The board of managers shall constitute a board of parole of the institution, and shall have the power to parole and discharge the inmates under such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe; that no person shall be admitted or discharged from said institution except upon the certificate of the physician as to her mental and physical condition. It is provided, however, that both white and colored shall be taken care of in said institution, but the races shall be kept separate and apart.

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