Untitled article: “the medieval barbarities of our state criminal factories”

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Title

Untitled article: “the medieval barbarities of our state criminal factories”

Subject

criminal justice, justice, crime, criminal, just, Fremantle, Fremantle prison, gaol, Geraldton Express, incarceration, imprisonment, innocence, medieval barbarity, parliamentary enquiry, penal system, prison, prison reform, prison sentence, punishment, reform, Royal Commission, violence, WA, Western Australia

Description

In the second half of this article, an excerpt from the Geraldton Express discussing the Royal Commission into the penal system in Western Australia is reprinted. The Commission, it asserts, had already succeeded in awaking public opinion to the need for reform and had led to the release of a number of innocent men from prison. In an attempt to emphasise the obsolete practices and inhumane punishments of the penal administration, the author associates them with the pre-modern past. The role of the Commission is described as being “to inquire into the Chamber of National Horrors at Fremantle and the medieval barbarities of our state criminal factories”.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32632366

Publisher

West Australian Sunday Times

Date

25 December 1898, p. 18.

Rights

West Australian Sunday Times

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper Article

National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32632366

Citation

“Untitled article: “the medieval barbarities of our state criminal factories”,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 21, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/376.