What punishments were imposed on juvenile delinquents a century and a half ago
At the moment, issues with juvenile criminals are solved very carefully - to violate the rights of the child is worth a lot. But one and a half centuries ago, the children didn’t particularly stand on ceremony — they were sent to correctional work or to prison (it’s hard to say that at that time it was worse). All these photos were taken between December 1871 and December 1873.
1. 14-year-old Henry Miller was accused of stealing clothes and sentenced to 14 days of hard labor.
2. Mary Catherine Dougherty was sentenced to seven days of toil after she was caught stealing an iron. The same punishment was given to her associates, Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson.
3. 12-year-old Henry Leonard Stevenson was arrested on charges of entering private houses. He was sentenced to two months in prison.
4. After the theft of the vest, Ann Burns was sentenced to one month in prison. She was 18.
five.17-year-old Katherine Kelly was found guilty of stealing bed linen, for which she received a 3-month sentence.
6. A 19-year-old cabinet maker David Barron was arrested and sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing champagne.
7. Michael Clement Fisher, like his accomplice, was 13 years old when they were arrested and sentenced to 2 months in prison for illegally entering a house.
8. Robert Charlton went to prison for 4 months for stealing a pair of shoes.
9. 13-year-old James Scallion was sentenced to two weeks of correctional labor for stealing clothes. After he was sent to a correctional school for three years.
10. 15-year-old Margaret Kosh was convicted of stealing a coat. Given that this was her first crime, she was sentenced to two months of correctional labor.
11. John Park was convicted of violin theft. Given that he had not had any arrests before, he was sentenced to one month of correctional labor.
12. 15-year-old Richard Rammington was convicted of stealing a pipe from a shop and had to work 14 days, but his parents repaid the damage and the boy was released.
13. 12-year-old Jane Farrell stole a pair of shoes, for which she was sentenced to 10 days of corrective labor.