Report of the Committee of the Society for the Improvement of Prison Discipline, and for the Reformation of Juvenile Offenders, Volume 4

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Page 142 - January, one thousand eight hundred and forty; and it is expedient that the provisions of the said act should be extended; Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same...
Page 77 - AM happy to have it in my power to inform you that as far as the system has been tried in the Richmond General Penitentiary, the results have been most satisfactory.
Page 29 - the law will not justify gaolers in fettering a prisoner, unless where he is unruly, or has attempted his escape;" and Lord Chief Justice King's answer to those who advocated the use of fetters—" that they might build their walls higher"— is high and memorable authority against the legality of the practice.
Page 32 - Cases, and whenever any Person shall be convicted of any or either of the aforesaid Offences, it shall and may be lawful for the Court before which any such Offender shall be convicted, or which by Law is authorized to pass Sentence upon any such Offender, to award and order (if such Court shall think fit) Sentence of Imprisonment with hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding the Term for which such Court...
Page 143 - Duties ; any Assault committed in pursuance of any Conspiracy to raise the Rate of Wages ; being an Utterer of counterfeit Money, knowing the same to be counterfeit ; knowingly and designedly obtaining Money, Goods, Wares...
Page 112 - I think no committee would be more likely to listen to any hints than that which attends to this prison. LISBON. THE great prison of the Limoeiro, at Lisbon, is a horrible place of confinement. It is a representation, on a grander scale, of all the filth and misery of which I have given some details in speaking of the Spanish gaols. Its situation is on one of the mountainous streets in the Portugueze capital, and was formerly the Archbishop's palace. There is nothing to prevent constant communication...
Page 111 - Cadiz, as elsewhere, there is always a military guard, who are relieved, I believe, every four hours. No one prisoner has escaped in the last year, and attempts at escape are rare. The accounts of daily disbursement of the prison, which are paid by the Ayuntamiento, are as follows: — One loaf of bread per day, weighing three quarters of a pound, and one quarter of a loaf for soup to each prisoner ; 121bs .of coals, 12Ibs.
Page 108 - Some individuals have a rug, provided by their friends ; others have scarcely a fragment in which to wrap themselves, and the quantity of vermin appeared dreadfully great. Here, as generally elsewhere, the sick obtain more attention than the situation of the healthy would promise. There is regular attendance on the part of the apothecary, and I did not hear any complaints from the prisoners in the hospital of want of care or kindness. All particular cases are reported to the Ayuntamiento, who appoint...
Page 101 - ... pounds. From thirty to forty individuals sleep in the same apartment. No bedding or straw is provided ; but the prisoners sleep on raised places, formed by bricks, about a foot high, two feet wide, and six feet long ! As many of the religious orders in Spain interest themselves particularly in the relief of the infirm and diseased, the sick prisoners seem generally to obtain prompt attention. An apothecary and surgeon are in daily attendance, who make reports to the Ayuntamiento, when they deem...
Page 143 - ... sentence of imprisonment with hard labour, for any term not exceeding the term for which such court may now imprison for such offences...

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