PUNISHMENT

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1820
Flogging female prisoners becomes illegal.
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1948
Flogging male prisoners is abolished.
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1986
Illegal to use the cane in schools.
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1953
Derek Bentley case.
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1955
Ruth Ellis case.
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1957
The Homicide Act - abolishes hanging for all murders except of a police office, by shooting or murder whilst resisting arrest.
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1964
Last hanging - Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans were hanged for the murder of A.J West, a man they had set out to rob.
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1969
Abolition of the Death Penalty Act
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1534-1543
Rowland Lee (president of the council of Wales and the Marches) has over 5,000 people hanged.
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1587
Mary Tudor is executed for treason after being suspected of being at the centre of the Babington Plot.
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1837
Pillory is abolished. (head)
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1872
Stocks are abolished. (feet)
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1777
John Howard publishes 'The State of Prisons in England and Wales'.
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1748
G.O Paul publishes 'Thoughts on the Alarming Progress of Jail Fever' - he believes jail fever could be stopped if prisons were sensibly designed.
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1813
Elizabeth Fry visits Newgate.
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1817
Elizabeth Fry establishes the Association for the Improvement of Women in Newgate Prison.
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1985
48,000 prisoners.
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2011
88,000 prisoners.
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1967
Suspended sentence introduced.
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1990s
Electronic tagging introduced.
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1972
Community service introduced.
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1907
Probation introduced.
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1967
Parole introduced.
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1908
An act sets up Borstals for the punishment of 15-21 year olds.
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1982
Borstals abolished.
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1576
An act allows for the setting up of houses of correction based of the London Bridewell example.
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1864/1868
1864 - A royal commission recommends an end to public execution. 1868 - Public execution ends.
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1815
225 crimes punishable by death.
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1823
Reform of the criminal code. Peel cuts death penalty for half of capital crimes.
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1861
Death penalty remains for only 5 crimes. Public execution for 2.
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1823
The Jails Act.
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1877
Prisons Act brings all prisons under government control.
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1948

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Flogging male prisoners is abolished.

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1986

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1953

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1955

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