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An Act to continue for a limited time two certain Acts therein-mentioned, relating to Houses of Correction in the several Districts in this Province. (17th March, 1821.)

Province:Lower Canada (1792-1823)
Chapter:1 George IV Chapter 13
Concepts:Justice System/La justice
Jurisdictional Relevance:Provincial/Provinciale
Description:An ac to further continue a former act from 1817, amended in 1818, to provide temporary Houses of Correction in several districts, including the District of Quebec, District of Montreal, and District of Trois-Rivières. The original act sets a budget for each district's temporary gaol and 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. The committees are required to give an annual report of their expenses. The processes by which the committees are to be appointed and proceed were also outlined. The original act also replaces 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 act is to expire in 1823.
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