HC Deb 15 July 1898 vol 61 cc1219-20
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the case of Camilla Nicholls, who on the 2nd May last at the Central Criminal Court was convicted of the manslaughter of her servant, Emily Jane Popejoy, and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude, upon what grounds was she removed on 13th May from Wormwood Scrubbs Prison to Aylesbury Prison; whether she has thus escaped the nine months' separate confinement in a local prison to which ordinary convicts are subjected; on what grounds has this exceptional favour been accorded to her; and is there any other case of a convict being removed to Aylesbury Prison within a fortnight of her conviction?


All female convicts are removed to Aylesbury as soon as possible after conviction, and they serve the period of separate confinement there. There has been nothing exceptional in this case. The answer to the last paragraph of the Question is in the affirmative.