Punch,  43 (1862), 215.

Punch's Prison Discipline





Crime, Nutrition, Health, Nutrition

    Describes how the prison system provides prisoners with 'a wholesome and nutritious [...] diet' and 'healthy exercise' and notes that if the system cures criminals, then conditions could be relaxed and more 'benevolent' ways of treating offenders might be introduced. However, points out that the regime does not 'cure thieves of roguery and felony' and suggests that they should suffer a 'workhouse-diet' and have no exercise. Believes the way to 'avoid the expense of keeping a felon comfortably, correct the offender himself, and constitute him a caution to other villains' is to 'Imprison him on pauper's allowance, and whip him'.

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