HC Deb 14 April 1887 vol 313 c884
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.) (for Mr. J. ROWLANDS) (Finsbury, E.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has obtained the information which will enable him to mitigate the sentence on Annie Shipton?


Yes, Sir; I have received a Report from the magistrates, and they inform me that they sentenced this woman to a month's imprisonment in the hope that the influence of the chaplain and of the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society might be instrumental in helping her to a better life than that which she was leading. I understand that the rector of the parish where she lives is now in communication with the chaplain with a view of ascertaining what can be done for her. On receiving any assurance that steps have been taken to provide for her on coming out of prison, I will advise an immediate remission of the remainder of the sentence.