HC Deb 08 July 1867 vol 188 c1186

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the intention of the Government, as stated in the last Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy, that no persons becoming insane while under sentence of imprisonment, except for terms of penal servitude, shall be admitted into the Criminal Lunatic Asylum at Broadmoor; but that such prisoners are to be confined in the county asylums, however dangerous their state or exceptional the circumstances relating to the commission of their crime may be?


said, that the classes of lunatics sent to Broadmoor were those acquitted of offences on the ground of insanity, those found insane on arraignment, and those who became insane during penal servitude. Those classes fully occupied Broadmoor, so that it was necessary that those who were sentenced to imprisonment should be confined elsewhere. When their terms of imprisonment expired they naturally fell into the class of pauper lunatics, and were sent to the County Asylums, as pauper lunatics would be.

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