Daily report on Joyce Locke

Prison report on ‘Joyce Locke’, 20 February 1913 (HO 144/1205/221873). Joyce Locke was one of a number of false names used by Olive Wharry to confuse the authorities. She was also known as Phyllis North.

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DAILY REPORT ON SUFFRAGETTE PRISONERS IN Holloway PRISON on 20th Feb 1913 (continued)

Name

Joyce Locke setting fire to a building at Richmond. Petty sessions, Richmond, 20/2/13 [This is a court held with two or more justices of the peace without a jury to deal with minor crimes]

For re-examination on 27/2/13

Two previous convictions as Olive Wharry London Sessions 13/12/11: Damages, 2 months.

London Sessions 19/2/12 Damages 6 months III Division

See H.O. papers 221873

If taking food voluntarily

Cannot say at present, as she has only just come in.

Attitude

General conduct: bad, destructive & insolent.

Effect, if any of forcible feeding

Unable to say at present

Remarks

Refuses medical examination. Located in special cell.

Telephone Report 21st February 1913

Has taken no food since reception. Smashed up everything in the cell she was first placed in. Removed to a special strong cell. Kept apart from all other prisoners & not allowed to communicate. All privileges suspended.

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