Punch,  54 (1868), 54.

Starvation in the Midst of Turtle





Crime, Class, Health, Nutrition

    Discusses a report of the death of a pauper in Holloway Prison, one of fifty-one paupers who have been imprisoned for begging. The alderman who sent them to prison subsequently treated his charges to hard labour and a diet of 'dry bread and gruel'. Presents an extract from the report which reveals that the prisoners were genuine beggars suffering from starvation and physical exhaustion. Notes that following the inquest into the death of one of the prisoners, the coroner's jury advised that the prisoners' diets should be changed. Concludes by bitterly condemning the alderman for his barbarous act.

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