PRISONERS, CARE OF FAMILIES BY FIRST CLASS CITIES
                 Act of Jun. 23, 1917, P.L. 639, No. 222              Cl. 11
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing cities of the first class to make appropriations for
        the support of destitute families of persons sentenced to
        imprisonment, and providing a system of control and
        administration for the distribution thereof.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That cities of the first and
     second class may appropriate moneys for the maintenance and care
     of destitute families of persons sentenced in such city to
     imprisonment, whose families are, and were at the time of the
     conviction of such person, domiciled within such cities of the
     first and second class.
        (1 amended Apr. 12, 1923, P.L.65, No.41)
        Section 2.  The councils of such cities of the first and
     second class shall designate a department of the city government
     to have the control and disbursement of any such appropriation,
     and may provide such employes, and fix their salaries, as may be
     necessary to carry this act into effect.
        (2 amended Apr. 12, 1923, P.L.65, No.41)
        Section 3.  The family of any person, sentenced in such city
     to imprisonment, which is in destitute circumstances, may apply
     for assistance to the department having the disbursement of the
     appropriation. Upon the receipt of any such application, the
     persons in charge of this work shall investigate the facts of
     the case, taking into account the number of dependents in each
     case, and shall either refuse or allow such assistance as may be
     considered necessary.
        Section 4.  In all cases where assistance is allowed to any
     family, the same shall be paid by the city treasurer, upon the
     warrant of the department having the control of such
     appropriation, countersigned by the controller.
        Section 5.  In all cases where assistance is allowed to any
     destitute family, the person making such allowance shall take
     into consideration any moneys which may come into the possession
     of such family under the provisions of an act, approved the
     thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-
     three (Pamphlet Laws, one hundred and twelve), entitled "An act
     to abolish the contract system in the prisons and reformatory
     institutions of the State of Pennsylvania, and to regulate the
     wages of the inmates;" and of an act, approved the first day of
     June, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, six
     hundred and fifty-six), entitled "An act providing a system of
     employment and compensation for the inmates of the Eastern
     Penitentiary, Western Penitentiary, and Pennsylvania Industrial
     Reformatory at Huntingdon, and for such other correctional
     institutions as shall be hereafter established by the
     Commonwealth, and making an appropriation therefor;" and of an
     act, approved the fourth day of June, one thousand nine hundred
     and fifteen (Pamphlet Laws, eight hundred and twelve), entitled
     "An act authorizing and regulating the employment of convicts
     and prisoners on the public highways."