HC Deb 25 April 1910 vol 17 c24

asked the Home Secretary whether, on some date within the last two months, a youth undergoing sentence in Pentonville prison had been birched, with the result that his death occurred the day after; and, if so, whether he would now consider the advisability of having the use of the birch as a mode of punishment abolished?


No youth has been birched in Pentonville prison during the last four years. An adult, aged thirty, was birched on 3tst January, 1910, and he is still in the prison, and in good health