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I SOME PRISON DATES.!

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SOME PRISON DATES. It is reported that oakum-picking by feiaile prisoners in his Majesty's prisons has now prac- tically ceased, needlework, by making their own garments and those of the male prisoners, being adopted instead. In this connection it is satisfac- tory to note the steady and striking progress of prison reform, as shown by a few Prison Dates from a recent Quarterly Paper of the Guild of SS. Paul and Silas," drawn up chiefly by the Rev. J. W. Horsley, the last chaplain of Clerkenwell Prison: 1772. Prisoners refusing to plead treated as guilty and pressing abolished. 1778. Last woman burned for husband murder. 1789. Last woman burned, after being hung at the Old Bailey, for uttering. 1810. Romilly abolished hanging for stealing calico from bleaching grounds. 1812. Romilly abolished hanging soldiers and sailors for being without passes. 1827. Prisoners refusing to plead treated as having pleaded Not guilty." 1829. Last execution for forgery. 1831. Last execution in Newgate for sheep-steal- ing. 1832. Last execution for stealing letters. 1833. Capital punishment for housebreaking abolished. s In this year a child nine years old was senteneed; to be hanged for poking a stick through a window and stealing paint worth 2 £ -d.; re- prieved by the gracious mercy of the sove- reign." 1810. Last occasion (Courvoisier) on which the public were admitted to the chapel at Newgate to hear the condemned sermon." 1853. Ticket-of- leave system established. 1868. Last public execution, May 26. 1898. Abolition of dark punishment cells. In- creased facilities for elementary educa- tion, giving each prisoner under instruc- tion two hours twice a week. More frequent letters and visits allowed. Conversation at exercise permitted to well- behaved prisoners. Dietary increased. 1900. Convicts permitted to retain photographs 5 of respectable friends and relatives in their cells. 1901. Treadmills abolished in all prisons.

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