HC Deb 08 July 1913 vol 55 c237W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of juvenile adults imprisoned in default of paying fines in each of the three Metropolitan prisons, namely, Wandsworth, Pentonville, and Wormwood Scrubs, respectively, during the twelve months ending 31st December, 1912?


The number of male persons between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one received in the London prisons in 1912 for terms of imprisonment of one month or under in default of payment of fines is as follows:—

Pentonville Prison 536
Wandsworth Prison 229
Wormwood Scrubs Prison 88
The figures were recently obtained by a special investigation made in the course of the preparation of the proposed Administration of Justice Bill. It would not be possible, without a fresh inquiry involving much labour, to ascertain how many were committed in default of payment of fines for terms of over one month, but the number is very small.