Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Working of the Penal Servitude Acts

Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Working of the Penal Servitude Acts

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...charged Prisoners, who have great experience, have brought forward 3'213:38 ' aicertain number of cases in which men, as they believe, have lost 131760, cents', 1_, situations through the interference of the police. On the other 1s, s42cents4.,1 _._, hand, Major Tillbrook, the secretary to the same society, says 7446-9.-A A that he has not had many complaints that discharged convictshave lost employment through the interference of the police, and that in_ the one or two cases which have come under his notice where men have lost their employment, he does not think "uthere.was_-any intention on the part of the police to, get them " out of their situations;" and the Chief Commissioner of the 4471. Metropolitan Police says that he has taken great pains to find out whether there has been any justification for the complaint that reporting to the police interferes with a. man obtaining an honest livelihood, and that there are only two cases in which he has been ableto ascertain that the police have interfered improperly or inj udiciously with ticket-of-leave men. The evidence is, as might beexpected conflicting upon the individual cases. Upon the whole we are satisfied that such interference as has taken place-with the honest employment of discharged convicts has been of comparatively rare occurrence, and not the result of any wish on the part of the police to injure individual convicts. We think thatit has mainly arisen from defects in the mode of carrying out the system. _ 93. We believe that the best remedy as regards the metropolis, APPi11, '=me11t Where the difliculty mainly arises, will be found in appointing;;g: ";gcerS special police oificers to be employed exclusively in supervisingshow more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933893
  • 9781236933898