Fifty Years of New Japan; (Kaikoku Goj Nen Shi)

Fifty Years of New Japan; (Kaikoku Goj Nen Shi)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...at the present time. The most important are as follow: 1. All the affairs relating to a prison are managed in perfect uniformity, the general rules being enacted by Imperial edict and the detailed regulations established by an instruction of the Home Department. 2. According to the new system, the kinds of prison are Spiritual and intellectual education. Improvement of prison regulations. as follow: (a) The shflchikan, appropriated to prisoners whose crimes correspond to those punishable by imprisonment with labour, transportation, or imprisonment for life, according to the old laws; (b) the karyflkan, a ward where prisoners are confined pending transfer to the shfwhikan; (c) the chih6kangoku, where criminals are imprisoned who have been sentenced to detention and imprisonment with or without hard labour, and female prisoners sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour; (d) the ryfwhij6, attached to the police station, which may on occasions be used as a prison where persons sentenced to kfiryir (or detention) and those who cannot afford to pay the fine imposed on them are kept in durance; and lastly, (e) the ch6chij6, a house of correction established for prisoners morally irresponsible, as young people and mutes. Now that unconvicted persons are regarded as inoffensive, law-abiding subjects of the empire, they are called ' defendants' in criminal cases, are at liberty to have meals at their own expense, and are not subject to the same discipline for misconduct as convicts are. In short, personal freedom is made much of under this improved system, so long as it does not interfere with the object of confinement. 3. All prisoners are to be confined separately, not only according to difference of sex, but also of age, nature of...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743695
  • 9781236743695