Open Collections

BC Sessional Papers

TENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE RESPECTING THE PRISONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, FOR THE… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1889

Item Metadata

Download

Media
bcsessional-1.0065780.pdf
Metadata
JSON: bcsessional-1.0065780.json
JSON-LD: bcsessional-1.0065780-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): bcsessional-1.0065780-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: bcsessional-1.0065780-rdf.json
Turtle: bcsessional-1.0065780-turtle.txt
N-Triples: bcsessional-1.0065780-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: bcsessional-1.0065780-source.json
Full Text
bcsessional-1.0065780-fulltext.txt
Citation
bcsessional-1.0065780.ris

Full Text

 TENTH   ANNUAL  REPORT
OF   THE
SUPERINTENDENT  OF   POLICE
RESPECTING   THE
PRISONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
Year ending 31st October,
1888
VICTORIA, B. C:
Printed hy Rtoftaht) Woi/FKNBKX, Printer to the Qiiecn's Moet ExceTIertt Majesty. 52 Vtct. Prisons Report. 483
REPORT.
Victoria, B. 0., 31st October, 1888.
To the Honourable
The Attorney-General,   Victoria.
Sir:
I have the honour to submit the Prisons Report for the year ending 31st October, 1888.
The discipline and condition of the various gaols has been good.
When the various improvements are made in the Victoria Gaol, as I am informed will be
done next year, that institution will be as near perfection as could be desired for a prison.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
H. B. Roycraft,
Provincial Superintendent of Police,
and   Warden of Gaols. 52 Vict. Prisons Report. 485
VICTORIA GAOL.
Victoria Gaol, 31st October, 1888.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit my report, with the necessary returns, of the Victoria
Gaol for the year ending 31st October, 1888.
During the year 219 prisoners were committed to this gaol for the following offences:—
Larceny, 33; infraction of the Indian Liquor Act, 32; vagrancy, 31; breach of Merchant
Shipping Act, 22; breach of Naval Discipline Act, 20; assault, 16; possession of intoxicants and
disorderly, 14; safekeeping, 10; receiving stolen property, 3; in possession of stolen property,
3; evading Chinese Restriction Act, 3; obstructing railway, 3; false pretences, 1; seduction, 1;
necessary witnesses, 3; debtors, 4; manslaughter, 3; indecent exposure, 2; deserting, 1;
carrying concealed weapon, 1; conspiracy, 2; contempt of Court, 2; embezzlement, 1; forgery, 1;
procuring, 1; attempt to poison,  1; murder, 1; arson, 1; unlawful entry, 1; housebreaking, 2.
Nationalities—England, 44; Ireland, 4; Scotland, 2; British Columbia, 50; Canada, 11;
United States, 26; China, 52; Germany, 7; France, 4; Norway and Sweden, 5; other
countries, 14.
No. of prisoners in custody November 1st,  1887      89
Received during the year ending October 31st, 1888    219
 308
Discharged from gaol during the year ending October 31st,  1888 274
In custody October 31st, 1888  34
Both the gaol yards have been improved during the past month, making it much better
for committed prisoners and others who have occasion to use the yards to walk on.
The drainage from the gaol has been greatly improved during the past summer, vitrified
drain-pipes having been extended a considerable distance, and the cesspool, which was such
an abominable nuisance, covered in. It is only proper to remark that the outlet of the drain
causes no annoyance (nor is there any likelihood of its doing so) to any of the neighbouring
residents.
The balcony for the inside guard has been extended so as to overlook the eastern yard,
and is found to be a great convenience to the guard on duty, as from it the guard commands a
view of the yard below, whilst prisoners are out, and also of the entrance door leading to the
gaol corridors.
The water supply is not what it should be, the supply being very irregular and causing
much inconvenience; there is scarcely any hot water for bathing or cleaning purposes, for the
reason that the water does not run into the tanks during the day time when the fires are going.
The only remedy for this would be a larger supply pipe. As the cleanliness and health of
prisoners depends, to a great extent, on a sufficiency of good water, I trust that a larger supply
pipe will be laid to the gaol early in the coming year.
If the gaol was furnished with a hot air furnace the building would be much better heated
and the temperature kept more even than by stoves, besides, there would be a considerable
saving in fuel.
Gas is now used for lighting purposes; it is, perhaps, more expensive than the old system
of coal oil and lamps, but more convenient and safer, as a number of lamps have exploded in
this prison since its construction.
A considerable amount of work has been done during the year by the chain-gang in im ■
proving government grounds and repairing roads in the vicinity of the gaol, besides work done
in the gaol garden, which will, I hope, in the coming year supply the institution with all the
vegetables required.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R. F. John,
To H. B. Roycraft, Esq. Warden. 486
Prisons Report.
1889
Official   Staff.
Warden  R.  F. John.
1 st Gaoler     P. Woollacott.
2nd Gaoler  Wm. Muldoon.
3rd Gaoler  Thos. Dougherty.
Senior Convict Guard  P.  Ferrall.
2nd Convict Guard  C. H. F. Blake.
3rd Convict Guard  A. Workman,
4th Convict Guard  Jas. Parsons.
Medical Officer  Dr. J. S. Helmcken.
Statement A.
Number of  Prisoners  received  in   Provincial  Gaol,   Victoria,  for  the  year ending 31st
October, 1888 '    219
Statement B.
A Return of the names, ages, callings, and crimes of Prisoners who died in the Provincial Gaol,
Victoria, during- the year ending 31st October, 1888.
Name.
Age.
40
35
Country.
Calling.
Residence.
Crime.
Date of Death.
Ah Fat	
Klar-guos-kum.
B. C	
Trader . . .
Victoria, B. C.
.SalmonRiver..
Murder	
Executed 30th Jan'y, 1888.
Died March 29th, 1888.
Statement C.
Number of Prisoners liberated during year ending October 31st, 1888    274
Statement D.
Number of offenders pardoned during the year ending 31st October, 1888         2
Statement E.
Daily average for the year      55
Number in confinement 1st November, 1887      89
Number received during the year    219
 308
Number discharged during the year ending 31st October,  1888    274
Number in confinement 31st October, 1888      34 52 Vict. Prisons Report. 487
Statement F—Expenditure for the year ending 31st October, 1888.
Bread  f868 74
Meat and vegetables  665 92
Fish  30 40
Groceries, including coal oil... .     768 87
Clothing and repairing material  424 92
Water	
Light, gas from 1st March to 31st October	
Household and kitchen utensils, including numerous repairs	
Medicine for sick	
Lime, paint, tar, and oil  	
Fuel—Coal and wood	
Total	
Food expenditure per day for keep of each prisoner, 11 cents.
12,758
85
300
00
264
40
191
65
91
30
61
25
633
00
14,300
45
Statement G.—Tenders accepted for supplies to Provincial Gaol, Victoria.
Clothing  A Gilmore & Co.
Meat and vegetables ,  John Parker.
Bread  John J. Wilson.
Groceries  Henry Saunders.
Coal  Victoria Coal Co.
Statement H.—Value of Property, Victoria Gaol.
Real Estate and Buildings  $50,000 00
Stores, &c  3,000 00
Total  $53,000 00
R. F. John,
81st October, 1888. Warden. 488 Prisons Report. 1889
NEW WESTMINSTER GAOL.
Statement A.
Number of Prisoners remaining in New Westminster Gaol, October 31st, 1888    57
Statement B.
Thomas Morris (Insane), aged 43, a Canadian, died in New Westminster Gaol 29th Oct., 1888.
Statement C.
Number of Prisoners liberated from New Westminster Gaol during the year  ending  31st
October,  1888    137
Statement D.
Number of Offenders pardoned,  New Westminster Gaol,  during  the  year  ending 31st
October,  1888      10
Statement E.
Showing the average  number of  Prisoners   confined   in   New  Westminster  Gaol for  the   year
ending October 31st 1888; also the number discharged during that period.
Average number of Prisoners daily      51^
Number discharged from Gaol         137
Number in confinement on 31st October, 1888      57
Statement F.
Return of expenditure of the New Westminster Gaol for the year ending  31st October,   1888.
Food  $1,589 56
Bedding  150 00
Clothing  426 22
Hospital supplies  202 58
Fuel and light  1,348 62
Salaries of Officers and Special Guards in Gaol  5,126  00
Repairs to buildings and fences  1,065 87
Miscellaneous supplies  323 45
Total $10,232 30 52 Vict. Prisons Report. 489
Statement G.
Showing the amount of  property  and   \aluation; cost  of  keep  of each   prisoner  daily; and
tenders for supplies for New Westminster Gaol for the year ending 31st October, 1888.
Gaol and ground    $70,000 00
Stores, &c        2,400 00
Total    $72,400 00
Tenders for Supplies accepted for 1888.
Groceries and clothing    0. McDonough.
Bread        Mrs. Harvey.
Meat and vegetables    Van Volkenburgh Bros.
Fuel    H. Elliott
Keep of prisoners per day, 8 1/i<j cents. 490
Prisons Report.
1889
NANAIMO GAOL
Statement A.
Number of Prisoners remaining in Nanaimo Gaol, 31st October, 1888.
18
Statement B.
Return of Prisoners who died in Nanaimo Gaol during the year ending 31st October, 1888.
Name.
Age.
Country.
Calling.
Crime.
Sentence.
Date of death.
John Baldwin .
68
29
United States
Salmon River
Trader....
Labourer..
Forgery    	
Murder	
18 months h. 1.
Not tried	
2nd June, 1888.
9th July,  1888.
Statement C.
Number of Prisoners liberated from Nanaimo Gaol during the year ending  31st October,
1888
566
Statement D.
Number of offenders pardoned during the year ending 31st October, 1888.—Nil,
Statement E.
Showing the average number of Prisoners confined in Nanaimo Gaol for the year ending 31st
October, 1888; also the number discharged during the same period.
Average number of prisoners daily      23J
Number discharged from gaol    566
Number in confinement on 31st October, 1888      18 52 Vict.
Prisons Report.
491
Statement F.
Expenditure of Nanaimo Gaol for the year ending 31st October, 1888.
Bread                                         $503   98
Beef and vegetables
      356 95
      118 00
      179 00
       29 70
      165 68
       70 00
 3,680 00
Sundries	
     432 63
Keep of Pn
Total	
soners, for food and clothing,
per day, 251/
o Gaol.
 $5,535 94
io cents.
   $4,000 00
Statement G.
Value of Property, Nanaim
Furniture, Stores, &c
Gaol.
Constable a
Constable a
Convict Gu
Constable a
Medical Off
rPPLIES.
     3,000 00
     3,600 00
      1,438 00
$12,038 00
nd Gaoler.
nd Assistant Gaoler.
ard.
nd Assistant Guard.
icer.
...   0. Karst.
Offical Staff, Nanaimo
Archibald Hamilton. .
Tenders Accepted for Si
Meat and vegetables. .
Nanaimo, B. C,
81st October, 1888.
W.
E. Quennell.
...  Hirst Bros.
Stewart,
Constable and Gaoler, 492 Prisons Report. 1889
KAMLOOPS  GAOL
 o	
Statement A.
Number of Prisoners confined in Kamloops Gaol, between 1st November,   1887,  and  31st
October, 1888    151
Tenders Accepted for Supplies.
Bread    G. B. Scintto & Co.
Meat    Hull, Trounce & Co.
Groceries    J. L. Brown.
Clothing, &c    Hudson's Bay Co.
E. F. W. Pearse,
Gaoler.
LYTTON   GAOL.
Number of Prisoners confined in Lytton Gaol,  between  1st November,   1887    and  31st
October  1888      35
Wm. Dodd,
Gaoler.
victoria, b. c. :
Printed by Richard Wolfesdkn, Pi-inter to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.bcsessional.1-0065780/manifest

Comment

Related Items