HC Deb 13 July 1927 vol 208 cc2152-3W

asked the Home Secretary if he will give a Return of the prisoners in Parkhurst Convict Prison who were punished for prison offences during the 12 months ending 30th June, 1927, stating the offence for which punished and the punishment inflicted; if he will say how many educational lectures and how many concerts have during that period been given in the prison for the benefit of the prisoners; and what were the corresponding number of such lectures and concerts so given during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1926?


During the 12 months ended 30th June, 1927, 214 convicts in Parkhurst Prison were punished for prison offences. There were 146 offences of violence, 5 escapes or attempts, 42 offences of idleness, and 415 other breaches of Regulations. The punishment in 374 cases was loss of stage or privilege, in 179 cases alteration of dietary, in 203 close confinement, and in three corporal punishment. During the same period there were six lectures and two concerts, as against 22 lectures and 18 concerts in the previous 12 months, but in the later period educational classes, exclusive of school classes, were instituted, and 22 such classes were held.