Howard, John (1726?–1790), an English prison reformer. Howard first became interested in prison reform when he was captured by the French during wartime and imprisoned in a dungeon. Appointed sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he visited every cell in the jails of his county. Some of the worst evils that he exposed were corrected by legislation. Howard inspected prisons throughout Europe, urging officials to improve sanitary
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