Wines, Enoch Cobb, 1806–79, American clergyman and prison reformer, b. Hanover, N.J. After a varied career as a schoolmaster and preacher he became (1861) secretary of the Prison Association of New York and began his most important work. His noted Report on the Prisons and Reformatories of the United States and Canada (1867) was partly responsible for the wave of prison reform in the 19th cent.
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