HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 cc188-9
66. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Charles Cheetham, a conscientious objector, who has been in prison or detention for two years and four months, has been in a very poor state of health for some time, and is now on the verge of a complete breakdown; and whether he will order his final release from Maidstone Prison on health grounds?


This prisoner having reduced himself to a weak state by refusing for several days to take food has been temporarily released under the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill-health) Act. This is no sufficient ground for an unconditional discharge.