(Untitled), 25 Oct 1910 - 28 Oct 1910
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Confidential memorandum from WSC to the Cabinet on the subject of the "Abatement of Imprisonment". WSC recommends a "scientific and benevolent measure" for prisons and the punishment of offenders, the aim of which would be a reduction in the numbers of short prison sentences for petty offences. Proposed methods to achieve this reduction are: a "penal drill" for juvenile offenders; the abolition of imprisonment for debt and petty offences; and a period of grace for the payment of fines. WSC also proposes the establishment of a range of specialised institutions and a Board of Classification to consider all cases after sentence. Memorandum dated 25 Oct 1910, printed 28 Oct 1910. Duplicate copy held with CHAR 12/1.
- 25 Oct 1910 - 28 Oct 1910
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