Punch,  43 (1862), 243.

Generous Diet in Gaols





Crime, Nutrition

    Discusses John B Byles's remarks on the quality of prisoners' diets. Agrees with him that were a labouring man to be fed on a poor diet he would be deprived of his 'only wealth', but stresses that the same cannot be said for the 'thieving man' who, after suffering a poor prison diet, is deprived of the strength to 'clutch the throat and batter the heads of people' as soon as he is let loose upon society. Urges that such individuals should be fed on a 'less generous diet'.

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