Convict Life or Revelations Concerning Convicts and Convict Prisons
The author was a gentleman who had received 7 years penal servitude and was released on licence in 1879.
By a 'Ticket-of-Leave' Man
published by Wyman and Sons, 1880
'There are many who will drink and will not work...They have never robbed a man of a day's work by doing one themselves...'
'The man, perhaps, acting under the delusion that God made rabbits for poor men while he made hares for the rich.'
'They are so vile and so filthy that no reformatory system under God's sun would have the slightest chance of inspiring their cursed natures with one pure thought or one honest aspiration.'