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Prisoners who were accused of "indictable" (serious) offences were "remanded in prison" after appearing at Petty Sessions. After 1823 they had to be kept separate from convicted prisoners until their case came up at Quarter Sessions or Assizes. They added greatly to prison overcrowding. They were allowed to work for profit and could wear own clothing. On remand prisoners were class 3 prisoners and fed as such. Once convicted they had to work their way through from class I to class IV.