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THE Prison Act, 1865, is one amongst other Law Reforms to which the Country is indebted to Secretary Sir George Grey. It consolidates in one Act the provisions contained in the repealed Gaol Acts, and amends the law in many important points of detail in respect to the management of Prisons and Prison discipline. But, besides that Act, there are other Acts bearing on the subject of Prisons and Prison discipline which cannot be overlooked by the justices, and others, concerned in the management of Prisons. At the request of the publishers I have made a complete collection of these Acts, and I have embodied them in an Appendix to to the Prison Act, 1865, which is the principal subject of this collection of Prison Statutes.
I believe that I have not omitted any Statute bearing on the immediate subject of the collection, and to the whole I have added what is indispensable for reference-a very voluminous Index.
The work is no more than it professes to be,a collection of the Prison Acts in force at the present time; and if I may claim any merit at all, it is in the care which I have bestowed in compiling the Index.
W. C. G.
5, ELM COURT, TEMPLE,
15th September, 1865.