Suffragette petition, 1911
Catalogue reference: HO 144/1119/203651, no. 65


[stamp]
PRISON COMMISSION
20 DEC 1911

[stamp]
HOME OFFICE
21 DEC 1911
REGT DEP

 

PETITION.
Register Number.
Name in full.
Age on Conviction.
Conduct in Prison.
*Here state "Good," "Bad," "Fair," or "Indifferent."
12211
Olive Wharry
26
Good
Conviction.
Offence.
Sentence.
Marks for remission forfeited or not earned through any cause except illness.
Court and Place.
Date.
Lond[on]: Sess[ion]. 12-12-11 Malicious Damage
2 mos
II
During last 12 months.
Previously.
       
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-
H.M. Prison Holloway
James Scott
  18 December 1911.
Governor.

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

(Those proved in court to be marked*)

The previous convictions will only be given in the first petition after each conviction. In subsequent petitions the number of previous convictions will be summarized and a reference made by date to the first petition.

Sentence.

Court and Place.

Date.

Offence.

Name.
-
None
-
-
-

The Petitioner must not write on this margin.


To the Right Honourable His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department.

THE PETITION OF THE ABOVE-NAMED PRISONER HUMBLY SHEWETH:-

J.P.


To the Home Secretary

Dear Sir
19th Dec
21.12.11

I am not a prisoner in Holloway because I have committed any crime, but because it was necessary to break the law for the purpose of making a political protest. I see no reason therefore why we suffragettes should not be treated as other political prisoners. Therefore I claim the right to see visitors every day, to write & receive letters, have daily newspapers & retain my watch.

 


Instead of being treated as a political prisoner, I am sentenced to two months in the second division

I understand that according to Mr Churchill's regulations for Suffrage prisoners, we are not expected to do prison work & that we are entitled to remission of sentence for good conduct.

I also understand that my 2 months sentence dates from Dec 5th the beginning of the Sessions
I should feel much obliged if you could let me have a favourable answer on these points.

Believe me

Yours truly
  Olive Wharry

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