HC Deb 23 February 1921 vol 138 c981W

asked the Home Secretary whether persons imprisoned for political offences are entitled to ameliorative treatment under Home Office Regulation 243a?


The Rule in question allows certain ameliorations of the ordinary prison discipline to be accorded to prisoners of previous good character if they have not been convicted of offences involving dishonesty, cruelty, indecency, or serious violence; but neither prisoners whose offences are due to political motives nor any other classes of prisoners are entitled to claim the benefit of it; each case or class of cases is judged on its merits.

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