After hundreds died on the job because of hazardous conditions, unions and prison reformers demanded a halt the practice.
An full inquest will be held later this year, but prison reformers are calling for a full judicial inquiry.
He was the husband of Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer.
He repeats and affirms accepted wisdom among most prison reformers.
Osborne arrived in 1914 with a reputation as a radical prison reformer.
He also emerged as a noted prison reformer.
To be effective, the internal prison reformer has to reach out and encompass not only conditions but the related issues of capacity and population.
Internal prison reformers cannot divorce themselves from these issues, however sensitive they might be.
In 1785, a prison was built using the ideas of John Howard, the prison reformer.
What is remarkable, though, is the other role he took on: impassioned, even radical, prison reformer.