Rules as to prisoners not debtors or criminals.

of word

Definition of subordinate officers.

produce it for inspection to the visiting justices, or to any justice of the peace for the county, riding, division, hundred, district, city, town, or place to which the prison belongs.

Construction and Application of Schedule.

102. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the justices in sessions assembled shall make such rules as they think expedient with respect to the classification and treatment of prisoners who are not debtors and are not criminal prisoners within the meaning of this Act.

103. Any rules made by the justices in sessions assembled, or by the visiting justices, and any dietary tables framed in pursuance of this Act, shall be deemed to be regulations of the prison within the meaning of this Act.

104. All officers of a prison shall be deemed to be subordinate officers, with the exception of the gaoler, the chaplain, the surgeon, the matron, and any minister appointed under the Prison Ministers Act.

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5 Geo. 4. c. 85.

6 Geo. 4. c. 40.

7 Geo. 4. c. 18.

5 & 6 W. 4. c. 76.

1 Vict. c. 78.

2 & 3 Vict. c. 56.

3 & 4 Vict. c. 25.

5 & 6 Vict. c. 53.

5 & 6 Vict. c. 98.

7 & 8 Vict. c. 50.

Title of Act.

7 & 8 Vict. c. 93.

An Act for amending an Act of the last
session of Parliament relating to the
building, repairing, and enlarging of
certain gaols and houses of correc-
tion, and for procuring information as
to the state of all other gaols and
houses of correction in England and

5 & 6 W. 4. c. 38. - An Act for effecting greater uniformity Secs. 2, 5, 6, 11, and


of practice in the government of the
several prisons in England and Wales,
and for appointing inspectors of pri-
sons in Great Britain.

An Act to enable justices of the peace
in England in certain cases to borrow
money on mortgage of the rate of
the city, riding, or place for which
such justices shall be then acting.

An Act to authorize the disposal of un-
necessary prisons in England.

6 & 7 W. 4. c. 105.- An Act for the better administration of Secs. 1 and 2. justice in certain boroughs.

Extent of repeal.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.

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An Act for the better ordering of prisons. The whole Act, except

secs. 18, 19, 20, and 21, and except secs. 22 and 23 so far as they relate to prisons or places of confinement to which this Act does not extend.

An Act to amend the Act for the better The whole Act.
ordering of prisons.

An Act to encourage the establishment The whole Act.
of district prisons.

Secs. 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 13,

25, and 30, so far as the said sections relate to prisons within the provisions of this Act.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.

Short title.

Commencement of Act.

Definition of "penalty."


adjudged to pay small

penalties upon

summary con-
viction may
in case of

be committed

as herein


without warrant of distress.

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11 & 12 Vict. c. 39. An Act to facilitate the raising of money The whole Act.
by corporate bodies for building or
repairing prisons.

16 & 17 Vict. c. 43. An Act for enabling the justices of The whole Act.

counties to contract in certain cases
for the maintenance and confinement
of convicted prisoners in the gaols
of adjoining counties.

26 & 27 Vict. c. 79. An Act for the amendment of the law

relating to the religious instruction
of prisoners in county and borough
prisons in England and Scotland.

25 & 26 Vict. c. 44. An Act to amend the law relating to the Secs. 2 and 3.
giving of aid to discharged prisoners.


AN ACT to atnend the Law relating to small Penalties.

[6th July 1865.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to small penal

ties: Be it enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

For any penalty

Not exceeding ten shillings

Extent of repeal.

So much of section 3
as is inconsistent
with the provisions
of this Act, and the
whole of section 5,
but so far only as
relates to prisons to
which this Act ap-

1. THIS Act may be cited for all purposes as "The Small Penalties Act, "1865."

2. THIS Act shall come into operation on the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five.

3. THE word "penalty" in this Act shall include any sum of money recoverable in a summary manner.

Exceeding ten shillings, and not exceeding one pound
Exceeding one pound, but not exceeding two pounds
Exceeding two pounds, but not exceeding five pounds

4. WHERE upon summary conviction any offender may be adjudged to pay a penalty not exceeding five pounds, such offender, in case of nonpayment thereof, may, without any warrant of distress, be committed to prison for any term not exceeding the period specified in the following scale, unless the penalty shall be sooner paid:

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5. NOTHING in this Act contained shall affect the power of imposing hard Saving as labour in addition to imprisonment in cases where hard labour might, on of imposing nonpayment of the penalty, have been so imposed if this Act had not hard labour. passed.

which this

6. THIS Act shall apply to penalties, including costs, recoverable in a sum- Penalties to mary manner in pursuance of any Act of Parliament, whether passed before Act applies. or after the commencement of this Act; and all provisions of any Act of Repeal of Acts Parliament authorizing, in the case of nonpayment of a penalty not exceeding longer terms five pounds, a longer term of imprisonment than is provided by this Act, shall of imprisonbe repealed.


Act not to

7. THIS Act shall not apply to any penalty imposed by any Act of Parlia- apply to ment relating to the Inland Revenue.

8. THIS Act shall extend to England only.

penalties under Revenue Acts. Extent of Act.



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LONDON: Printed by GEORGE EDWARD EYRE and WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty. 1878.

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