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1 THOUGHTLESS HUSBANDS AND…

WIFE MUKDER THROUGH JEALOUSY.

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A GOOD FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE.

RIGHT HANDEDNESS.

\ LABOUR AND HEALTH.

HOPING FOR THE BEST.

SEA MONSTERS.

"RATTING" IN FRANCE.

PRINCE ALFRED IN INDIA.

IMPORTANT TO INTENDING EMIGRANTS.

DEATH FROM CHLOROFORM,

--EMPLOYMENT FOR PRISONERS.

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EMPLOYMENT FOR PRISONERS. Wakefield prison (the only one in England with steam-power) is a hive of industry, but, as in many other gaols, too much oonfined to mat-making. Leeds eaol exemplifies a great variety of occupation. So do Holloway prison, Coldbath-fields prison, and some others. At Coldbath-fieids, printing and book-bind- ing, carpentry and blacksmith work, are included among the employment. At Swansea gaol the pri- soners weave their own blanketing, cloth and Welsh flacneL At Pentonville convict prison about 10.000 pairs of boots and shoes were made last year. The manufacture of dowlais for exportation has recently been introduced with satisfactory results." In the prisons ot balford. Bedford, Taunton, Durham. Devon- port, Newcastle, York, Stafford, Bristol, Cardiff, &c., the expenses are kept low by employing prisoners at the masonry, carpentry, and other useful work required within the walls. At Devonport the expenses per head are £17 per annum as compared with £26 at Exeter. At Salford the cost is even less. Several hundred separate ledger accounts with private purchasers of prison goods (mats, &c.) indicate the great attention devoted at Salford to efforts to turn the prisoners' occupation to some at.vantage for the ratepayers and for themselves. The official report of Sussex county gaol at Petworth states that the factory profits (bandloom weaving and making ship's fenders), after deducting instructors' wages, are £100." (with about 100 prisoners). Shrews- bury prison report says :—" The classification of prisoners, and substituting remunerative for penal Jabour, according to their conduct after three months, has been attended with excellent results." (At this prison out of 1,600 committals, the averages of sen- tences is one month.) The average cost per prisoner of all English gaols is;E37, the average earnings £2 10s., less than 2d. per day. In many prisons the cost is £40, jE50, JE60, or upwards, rising to B104 at Dover gaoL

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