Journal. 84th-88th, 90th- Session

Journal. 84th-88th, 90th- Session

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...by frightening them from the perpetration of crime, removing the temptations which ignorance, idle habits, and want hold out, and giving them a fair start should they be willing to earn an honest livelihood. For this purpose there are but three modes known--transportation, imprisonment for a fixed time, and imprisonment on the ticket-of-leave system. Before offering a few brief remarks on these different modes of disposing of convicts, I should wish to quote some observations of Captain Whitty, sometime governor of Portland Prison, and subsequently director in superintending prisons for public works; a gentleman who, according to Colonel Jebb, " can speak with an experience and authority which no one else in the kingdom possesses." I am the more anxious to do so, as his remarks bear upon and illustrate each one of the several questions which J propose considering. In a memorandum dated 13th July, 1855, he says: --Report on the Discipline of the Convict Prisons, on the operation of the Act 16 and 17 Vic., c. 99, by which penal servitude was substituted for transportation, " The question of dealing on public works with the convicts under sentence of penal servitude is becoming a very serious one, and presses for immediate consideration and settlement. " If their sentence of penal servitude is to be considered as one of actual imprisonment for the whole period awarded, their position becomes entirely different from that of men under sentence of transportation with whom they are associated: the main inducement to good conduct and industry which has hitherto operated so beneficially in the management of the latter will be wanting, and it is to be apprehended that the penal servitude-men will become generally reckless and indifferent, and that the incorrigible class, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660897
  • 9781236660893