By Vivien M.L. Miller
From 1889 to 1918, greater than 11,000 individuals have been convicted and sentenced to the challenging labour camps of Florida's piney woods quarter. Vivien Miller offers the 1st extensive exam of the workings of Florida's pardon board and penal procedure in this interval, known as the revolutionary period.
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Convict leasing in many respects remains the great exception to Foucault’s conception of Western penality, as it provides continuity for an older model of punishment concerned with punishing the body physically. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the states in the American South developed their own discretionary system of justice, which often appears anomalous with that of northern states. ”6 It acted as a bridge between the displaced agricultural slave economy and a nascent industrial one in a free labor society.
The integration of Florida into the racial, political, and economic mainstream did not eradicate its distinctive features, while gender and class relations were deeply affected by new capital formations and subsequent punishment regimes. Pardon cases, nonetheless, underline the fluidity of race, class, and gender relations in Florida before 1900 and in the first decades of the twentieth century. While one must be careful not to exaggerate the extent of fluidity either before or after 1890, even in the face of longstanding de facto segregation and after codification of segregation and disfranchisement, it appears that the transitional period of fluidity is perhaps longer in Florida than for other southern states.
11 After the 1830s executions in northern states increasingly took place behind prison walls in front of an invited group of spectators. By 1845 all the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states had shifted away from faith in community rituals of corporal punishment and public execution to the ideal of private punishment. 13 The Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida had mandated public hanging for those convicted of murder, rape, and arson “not less than thirty or more than fifty days after conviction” in 1822.