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  SP 46/61 Act for setting up Houses of Correction, 1605
 
 

SP 46/61 Act for setting up Houses of Correction, 1605. This Act gave powers to the Privy Council to set up a House of Correction on their own initiative (normally they were set up by J.P.s), levying a local tax to pay for it.

 
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Work your way slowly through Source 1. Look for all the different kinds of
people the House of Correction was intended for.
Was the House of Correction intended to reform or punish those sent there?

 
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