Reformatory Prison Discipline by Mary Carpenter

Reformatory Prison Discipline

Mary Carpenter
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  • ISBN
    9780217252911 / 0217252915
  • Title Reformatory Prison Discipline
  • Author Mary Carpenter
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 36
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 152mm x 5mm x 229mm


This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Longman, Longman, Green, Longman in 1872 in 174 pages; Subjects: Prisons; Ireland; History / Europe / Ireland; Social Science / Criminology; Social Science / Penology;

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTEB III. TICKETS-OF-LEAVE AND SUPERVISION. The system of liberating convicts on a conditional discharge was first introduced in the Penal Settlements of the British Colonies, where men who had been transported were, after a time, set at liberty under certain conditions. But a large number of men remained in confinement in England who had received sentences of transportation, about 9,000 at the end of 1852, when transportation was discontinued; the sentences were always long, as it was intended that they should be abridged nearly onehalf by good conduct under confinement. The system of conditional freedom was therefore extended to them also. It appeared to possess great advantages, and to bo founded on a true principle. Since it is quite impossible that the reformation of any one can be relied on as real, as long as he is in an unnatural condition and under coercion, which he must be while in prison, to give a convict his freedom, under condition that it shall be forfeited at once if he proves by his conduct that he is not reformed, is evidently a most satisfactory way of ascertaining the safety to the public of his return to society. Besides, the slight controul and surveillance which are implied in the license itself, and essential to the development of the system, are an excellent preparation to one whose voluntary action has been cramped for many years, to enable him to use his liberty without abusing it. The following conditions are indorsed on the license of every convict so liberated in the United Kingdom: — “NOTICE. ”1. The power of revoking or altering the License of a Convict will most certainly be exercised in case of his misconduct. "2. If, therefore, he wishes to retain the privilege, which by his good behaviour under Penal Discipline he has obta...

Author Biography

Mary and Quentin Carpenter own a farm near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and have been vendors at the Dane County Farmers' Market since 1983. Mary served as market manager for eleven years. Besides farming, Mary teaches high school English and Quentin teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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