HC Deb 21 September 1886 vol 309 cc1111-2
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he is aware that John Williams is treated as a convict in Holloway Prison; and, whether, in view of the fact that he is imprisoned for creating a stoppage in the streets, he will instruct the authorities of the prison to treat him as a first-class misdemeanant?


John Williams is not treated as a convict in Holloway Prison. He is treated as a prisoner sentenced to simple imprisonment without hard labour. The Judge by whom he was sentenced had the power to order him to be treated as a first-class misdemeanant, but did not do so.