Instructions to governors in prisons on the treatment of First Division and Second Division prisoners, 1912 (Catalogue ref: PCOM 8/228)
|DIVISION 11.||DIVISION 11(Rule 243A).||DIVISION 1.|
|SEPARATION FROM OTHER CLASSES OF PRISONERS.|
|Kept apart from others.||Kept apart from others.||Kept apart from others.|
|To be taken on reception, unless considered unnecessary by Governor or M.O. (all Suffragette prisoners have been exempted).||Not required on reception||Not required on reception|
|Yes: subject to general Prison Rules.||Special search by a special officer.||Special search by a special officer.|
|Must occupy cell assigned||Must occupy cell assigned||Must be placed in room or cell appropriated to Division 1, unless suffering from an infectious disease.|
|SPECIAL ROOMS (OR CELLS)|
|None.||None.||(1) May occupy, on payment, specially fitted cell or room with suitable bedding &c.
(2) May have, at own cost use of private furniture & utensils suitable to habits.
(3) May have, on payment, assistance relieving him from performance of unaccustomed tasks or office.
(Only a limited number of rooms available).
|APPLICATION OF PRISONERS’ PRIVATE MONEY:-|
|Not allowed.||Not allowed.||Money may be applied for making provision in respect of which payment is required.|
|As prescribed for these in Division 1. Who do not maintain themselves.||As in Division 11, but prisoner may receive parcel of food once a week not exceeding 11 lbs. M.O. may prescribe diet suitable to age, condition and health.||May supply own food: not permitted to receive prison food at any meal for which he procures or receives food at own expense.|
|RESTRICTIONS AS TO SUPPLY OF FOOD:-|
|—||—||Only to be received at certain fixed hours. To be inspected; subject to restrictions preventing luxury or waste.|
|RESTRICTIONS AS TO SUPPLY OF DRINK:-|
|No intoxicating liquor.||No intoxicating liquor.||Shall not during 24 hours receive or purchase more than 1 pint of liquor &c or, if an adult, ½ pint of wine.|
|Prison dress or different colour (but this is not enforced in case of suffragette prisoners)||May wear own clothing.||Own clothing, if fit. Prison dress, if worn of different colour.|
|DISINFECTION OF CLOTHING:-|
|—||No special provision but the rule for Div. 1. would be applied if necessary.||M.O. may order disinfection of own clothing, prison clothing to be worn meanwhile.|
|PROHIBITION OF SALE OF PROPERTY:-|
|—||—||Sale or transfer of any article introduced prohibited.|
|Not compelled to shave or have hair cut, except on medical grounds.||As in Division 11.||As in Division 11.|
|CLEANING OF ROOMS:-|
|To be swept and cleaned by themselves; also furniture and utensils.||May be relieved from this duty if desired – to have on payment, services of some one to perform it.||As in Division 11. (Rules 243A).|
|BOOKS & NEWSPAPERS:-|
|Books from Prison Library.||Books at own expense, not bearing on current events, and unobjectionable.||Books & newspapers or other means of occupation, at own expense, as are not objectionable.|
|To be employed at work of industrial or manufacturing nature to be afforded means of earning remission of sentence and gratuity.||To be employed only on lighter forms of labour and this afforded facilities to earn remission and gratuity.||Not required to work: permitted (a) to follow trade or profession if practicable and to receive earnings:
(b) by consent employed on prison industries, and thus entitled to earn remission and gratuity.
|VISITS AND LETTERS:-|
|Visits once a month by not more than three friends for ¼ hour. Write one letter and receive one letter each month.||Visits one a month by not more than 3 friends for ¼ hour, in place provided for Div.1. offenders. Write one letter & receive one letter on private matters in each fortnight, such visits and letters depend on industry and good conduct.||Visits once a fortnight by not more than three friends for ¼ hour. May write one letter & receive one letter each fortnight. Visits may be prolonged by V.C. or additional visits or letters granted to a reasonable extent. Not to receive visits in same place as other prisoners if other place can be provided.|
|EXERCISE, ASSOCIATION AND CONVERSATION:|
|Exercise once a day. Conversation during exercise not allowed.||To exercise in forenoon and afternoon; to associate & converse during this time, so long as they behave.||No special provisions. Reasonable opportunities of exercise allowed.|
|Same as Division 1.||Same as Division 1.||If attended of visited by Minister of other persuasion than Established Church shall not be compelled to attend any religious service. Otherwise, attend ordinary services.|
|APPLICATION OF GENERAL RULES:-|
|Subject to general prison rules except as far as they are inconsistent with special rules of this Class.||As in Division 11.||As in Division 11.|