Probation volume 17, issue 2, P44-48 1971 DOI: 10.1177/026455057101700204 View full text
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Alfred Watson

Abstract: ONE has only to begin to explore the problems, the social resources and personality of men committed to prison in default of County Court Commitment Orders, to appreciate that imprisonment, though it may achieve payment of debt in many cases, worsens the plight of the debtor often leaving him a bigger liability on society than might be otherwise.Last year in the prison in which the writer functions 1 19 out of 2,163 receptions were from County Courts, and on each of them a fairly vigorous task was undertaken …

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