Care of Workhouse Prisoners

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It is the duty of the superintendent to:

  1. Discharge each prisoner as soon as such prisoner's time is out or upon order of the board of commissioners;
  2. See that prisoners are properly guarded to prevent escape;
  3. See that they are kindly and humanely treated and properly provided with clothing, wholesome food properly cooked and prepared for eating three  times a day when at work;
  4. See that they are warmly and comfortably housed at night and in bad weather;
  5. See that when sick they have proper medicine and medical treatment, and, in case of death, are decently buried; and
  6. Keep the males separate from the females.

T.C.A. § 41-2-109.