Account of Gaols, Houses of Correction and Penitentiaries in Ireland, 1818

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE GAOLS, HOUSES OF CORRECTION, 

NAMES of PRISONS. 

2. 
Whether Common Gaol, House of Correction, 

or Penitentiary. 

Under what Jurisdiction 

and Superintendence. 

4-Number of Prisoners each is capable of 

containing. 

COUNTY OF CORK—cwrtww«?. 
ÃœMarshalsea of Dun-

manway --• 

MALLOW, Bridewell 

BUTTEVANT, Bridewell -

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FERMOY, Bridewell --

CORK, ' City Gaol 

' CORK, City Bridewell 

Marshalsea, place of confine-ment for debtors 

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Used for the con-finement of prisoners on their way to the County Gaol, and also for those committed by Magistrates under petty offences, until bailed or transmitted to Cork . 
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Used for the con-finement of prisoners on their way to the County Gaol, and during the different Sessions held at Fer-moy, until such as be convicted are re-moved to the County Gaol, and also for those committed by Magistrates under petty offences, until bailed or transmitted to Cork ---

Common Gaol -{ {Bridewell, or Ma-gistrates Prison • } 

Under the Jurisdiction"* and superintendence ofa Recorder and Seneschal, ^ under and in virtue of! 
a putent ---J 

The Magistrates 

Under the Jurisdiction Vand superintendence ot /the Magistrates, and the Sheriff of the County -

Under the Jurisdiction ^ and superintendence of the Magistrates, and the Sheriff of the County -

Sheriffs, Governor, Gaoler, and Inspector ---

Sheriffs, Inspector, and Bridewell Keeper --

COUNTY OF DONEGAL: 

1LIFFORD County Gaol --< 

High Sheriff, and Local Inspector -} 

2 rooms, each ca-pable of containing 10 -----} 

24 

24 

}--

32 

176 -

5-Nunibtr of Classes or Departments. 

-None -

3; viz. 
Debtors, male felons, ,. 

female felons J 

1 

Male and female debtors, and ihose J= charged with petty offences ---J 

6. 
Whether the Classes can he 

Increased ' 

There can be no increase in the , classes • --J 

They cannot be increased -} 

The building does not admit oi any further increase of classes ---

The building does not admit of anj further increase of classes ----

Impossible -

Impossible -

Number of Prisoners conniiitted 

in 1818. 

Greatest Number of Prisoners at one time 

in 1818. 

24 

137 

185 

547 

2,371 

30 

42 

They can 450 230 

None 

None 

None 

41 

90 

COUNTY OF DOWN TlOWNPATRICK, Gaol ----( 

SEWRY, Bridewell IHi 

Common Gaol for the Coun*y of Down 

Asubsidiary GaolJ to the Couuly one 1 

Under the Jurisdiction of the High Sheriff and Sub Sheriüf, and superin-tendence of the Local In-spector, Keeper of the Gaol, and his assistants -

Under the Jurisdiction andsuperinteiidenceofthe Magistrates ofthe County Down, vvho reside m Newry, and of the keeper 

about 20 -

7 classes 

2 departments 

They cinnot be increased without enlai'ging the gaol 

The departments cannot he increased without enlcrgmg the Bridewell --

} 3^7 

No kept 

230 

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Col. 
19. 
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Corfc, continued.—() This Bridewell is not a place of confinement for any duration, but merely temporary, tili the prisouers committed by the magistrates can be transmitted to the county gaol. 
The sessions are held here once a year, in the month of April, at which time the prisoners that are brought for trial from the county gaol, are 

OBSERVATIONS. 

confined in the Bridewell here ; and when the sessions are over, which generaily last from a week to ten davs, the convicted prisoners are conveyed back to the county gaol. 
The prisoners brought here Ior trial from the county gaol are sub-sisted by the county during their stay here, But the other prisoners get no sub-sistence from the county. 
(c) The building consists of u ar rooms, capable of containing 24 persons, 

wit» 

a vard attached thereto; from t> e pi seid coiutruction ot this building, it would not be capable of affording accommodation for the establishment of labour.