§ 18. Sir R. NEWMAN
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department. whether any steps can he taken to avoid convicts conveyed from one prison to another being exposed to the public gaze for long periods of time in public places like railway stations chained together and dressed in convict clothes; and whether a less conspicuous and more humane method can be adopted in future arrangements?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
Prisoners are now taken from one prison to another in ordinary clothes, not in prison garb. It has not been found possible to dispense with the connecting chain in all cases, but care is taken to avoid exposure to the public gaze so far as circumstances allow.