CONCERNING THE BELGIUM PRISON SYSTEM

CONCERNING THE BELGIUM PRISON SYSTEM Harrie van Oers1 CONCERNING T H E BELGIUM PRISON SYSTEM 1 Inspector-General of the Belgian Prison Administration. I I I i i I n the Austrian Netherlands I found the prisons in general clean; and no sickness prevailing in any one o f them: and yet few o f the prisons have a court: in most o f them every p r i s o n e r is confined to bis room. In some places, as at Antwerp, the allowance to criminals is scanty; a p o u n d and a h a l f o f bread a day, and a p o u n d o f b u t t e r a week: b u t the deficiency is fully m a d e up by supplies from the monasteries, etc. ( . . . ) In the prison at A n t w e r p there are two r o o m s f o r citizens; and upstairs there is a cage, about six feet and a half square, into which criminals are put before the torture. A criminal, while he suffers the torture, is clothed in a long http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tilburg Law Review Brill

CONCERNING THE BELGIUM PRISON SYSTEM

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Brill
Copyright
© 1992 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
2211-0046
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2211-2596
D.O.I.
10.1163/221125992X00043
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Harrie van Oers1 CONCERNING T H E BELGIUM PRISON SYSTEM 1 Inspector-General of the Belgian Prison Administration. I I I i i I n the Austrian Netherlands I found the prisons in general clean; and no sickness prevailing in any one o f them: and yet few o f the prisons have a court: in most o f them every p r i s o n e r is confined to bis room. In some places, as at Antwerp, the allowance to criminals is scanty; a p o u n d and a h a l f o f bread a day, and a p o u n d o f b u t t e r a week: b u t the deficiency is fully m a d e up by supplies from the monasteries, etc. ( . . . ) In the prison at A n t w e r p there are two r o o m s f o r citizens; and upstairs there is a cage, about six feet and a half square, into which criminals are put before the torture. A criminal, while he suffers the torture, is clothed in a long

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Tilburg Law ReviewBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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