Report, Together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix

Report, Together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...he comes to us, and he must have undergone from at least three to six months' imprisonment on public works with good conduct, before he would be allowed to enter any of the lighter employments. That is the rule which I have adopted. 3094. (Capt. Vivian.) Do the men who come to you after their nine months' separate confinement come with a. good or a bad character from their prison?--Always. 3095. And according to that I suppose you class them in the first, second, or third class?---They must in all cases serve 12 months in what is called the probation _or lowest class. Then, if they have been perfectly well conducted for 12 months in that class, both in separate confinement and on the public works, they get into the third class. They then must be at least one year in the third class without committing any offence before they can get into the second class; and in like manner they must undergo another year before they can get into the first class. 3096. (Chairman.) What is your opinion with regard to the punishment of the dark cells; do you look upon it as a very deterrent punishment?--It is deterrent certainly as a rule, but some men will stand three days and almost laugh at you. 3097. (Lt.-Gen. Scarlett.) What punishment do you inflict for very violent insubordination?--Corporal punishment for attacking an ofiicer, or very mutinous conduct. 3098. Do you consider that that is absolutely necessary?---I think that in a convict prison it is absolutely necessary. 3099. (Chairman) Not having the power to discharge them out of the prison, you must deal with them by severe measures in the prison?---Just so. 3100. But is it not a very rare instance in which a man does not give in under confinement in dark cells?--I should say that in...show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969588
  • 9781236969583