Probation volume 18, issue 3, P80-83 1972 DOI: 10.1177/026455057201800305 View full text
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Alfred Watson

Abstract: Leicester WITH THE abolition of imprisonment for civil debt, is it not now appropriate to look at another category of civil prisoner-those who are committed for the non-payment of matrimonial orders'? In 1970, 3,867 such committals occurred. reflecting a consistent increase from 2,854 over the past ten years, whereas in the case of civil debtors a larger consistent decline had taken place in the same period. If we are serious in our attempts to reduce prison populations, whether for humane or economic reasons…

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