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Rules for the Employment of Prisoners

Rules outlining the necessary provision for labour for prisoners.

27.- [The Visiting Justices] are to see that materials and proper implements are provided for the employment of debtors and Prisoners before trial, who may be willing to work, and for those sentenced to imprisonment only, when they think fit; and that employment be provided for those sentenced to hard labour when not employed on the treadwheel, at the crank, pump or other hard labour...

28.- [The Visiting Justices] may enter into contracts for the employment of Prisoners in any work or trade within the Prison.

29.- [The Visiting Justices] may authorize any Prisoner to be employed within the Prison in the service of the Prison, but not in the discipline of the Prison, or in the service of any Officer, or in the service or instruction of any other Prisoner.

135._ [The Governor] shall direct that no Prisoner be set to work immediately after any meal.

137.- [The Governor] shall direct that no Female Prisoner, and no boy under fourteen years of age, and no other Prisoner not sentenced to hard labour, be, under any circumstances, placed on the treadwheel; also that no Prisoner be placed on the treadwheel, or put to hard labour, without the previous sanction of the Medical Officer; that 12000 feet be the maximum height which any one Prisoner shall ascend on the treadwheel in any single day; and that measures be taken to prevent the exposure of Prisoners to cold on leaving the treadwheel.

189.- No Prisoner who is a Jew shall be compelled to labour upon his Sabbath.