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Within 5 years, the Protectory housed over 1,000 children, a figure that was tripled by the end of the century.
Born in 1865, he entered the novitiate in 1885 and, after a few years teaching in elementary schools he was assigned to the "Placing Out" Bureau of the New York Catholic Protectory.
50) By the time a male pickpocket reached age 15 he was just as likely to end up in the penitentiary as the House of Refuge, the Juvenile Asylum, or the Catholic Protectory.