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An Act further to continue, for a limited time, two several Acts therein mentioned to provide Temporary Houses of Correction in the several Districts of this Province. (17th March, 1814.)

Province:Lower Canada (1792-1823)
Chapter:54 George III Chapter 5
Concepts:Justice System/La justice
Jurisdictional Relevance:Provincial/Provinciale
Description:An act to further continue a former act passed in 1811 and amended in 1812 to provide temporary Houses of Correction in several districts, including the District of Quebec, District of Montreal, and District of Trois-Rivières until permanent facilities can be established. The original act set a budget for each district's temporary gaol and replaced the sentences of "punishment by transportation," "burns in the hand," or "death without the benefit of Clergy," with sentences in the House of Correction at the discretion of the Judges or Justices. The amended act provides an annual allowance to the Committees appointed to superintend the Houses of Correction in the Districts of Quebec, Montreal, and Trois-Rivières for the purposes described in the 1811 act. These acts are to continue in force until 1816.
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