The amina! reporta of the state penal and refortnatory institutions for 1896, have been sent to the legislature. From them tbe following statistics of the uuniber of prisoners and employees, the amouut paid for salaries, the amount it costs for food and clothing per day, aud tbe value of the products of each bave been gathered. In the state prison at Jackson, there were 850 prisoners; 58 employees; salaries $45,085, 33; food and clothing perdiem per capita, 9 cents; valn9 of protïocts, f39.429.55. ■ Ionia reformatory - 518 prisoners; 55 employees; salaries, $37,207 68; food and olothing, 8 1-7 cents; produote, $183,306, ftft. Marqnette prison - 25 prisouers; 44 employees; salaries, $18,763.32; food and clothing, 12 U cents; no oontracts. Detroit honse of correction - 477 prisners; 45 employees; salaries, $30,000; food and clothitig, 8 cents; products, $155,000. Industrial sobool for boys - 564 inruates; 50 employees; salaries, $20,091.38; no contracta. Indostrial school for girls - 304 innaatesi 36 employees; salaries, $10,622.97; no contracta.