Deep culture

The New England Watch and Ward Society (founded as the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice) was a Boston, Massachusetts organization involved in the censorship of books and the performing arts from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. After the 1920s, its emphasis changed to combating the spread of gambling. In 1957 the organization’s name was changed to the New England Citizens Crime Commission, and in 1967 it became the Massachusetts Council on Crime and Correction. In 1975 it was merged with another organization to form Community Resources for Justice, a group that promotes prison reform and rights for ex-convicts.

2 responses to “Deep culture

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  2. Preston S. Brooks (@Rebel_Bill) October 19, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Typical of yankee institutions to become warped from their original purpose into something exactly the opposite of what their founders intended.

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