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Prisoners Their Own Warders

A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825

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Author: W. D. Bayliss
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,747 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.7
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2008.10.22 22404
Genre: Non-fiction

ts is from a letter to the Government by Sir Stamford Raffles, written from Bencoolen in 1818; which we give bodily from his Life, written by his widow in 1830. It is a paper which gives evidence of the soundness of his views upon this subject, and indeed it may be truly said, that with every question with which he had to deal he always displayed the greatest judgment and keenness of insight.

It is as follows:--

"But there is another class of people that call for immediate consideration. Since 1787 a number of persons have been transported to this place from Bengal for various crimes of which they have been found guilty.

The object of the punishment as far as it affects the parties must be the reclaiming them from their bad habits, but I much question whether the practice hitherto pursued has been productive of that effect. This I apprehend to be, in a great measure, in consequence of sufficient discrimination and encouragement not having been shown in favour of those most inclined to ame



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