Remand Prisoners (Segregation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Mr. L. MALONE:

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asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the evidence given at the trial of Ronald True at the Old Bailey by Warder Dickinson regarding a conversation between True and the youth Jacoby in Brixton Prison; whether no attempt is made to keep the younger and older remand prisoners apart; and whether he will take steps to prevent the possibility of unconvicted prisoners, either male or female, under the age of 21 being confined in the same blocks of prisons as the older remand prisoners?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

The prisoners were located in separate hospital wards. The remarks referred to in the evidence were called out by True when passing the ward in which Jacoby was confined. They never met or conversed. Prisoners awaiting trial are kept separate from each other, under Statutory Rule 187; and prisoners under the age of 21 are specially located so far as the, buildings and staff admit.