Using of birch rods

Background

This record sets out the government regulations for the use of birch rods as a method of punishing prisoners of English state prisons in 1899.

Flogging with birch rods was also used as a punishment outside prisons, often as an alternative to prison or transportation.

Taken from: Using of birch rods
Author / Creator: E G Clayton
Date: 28 February 1899
Copyright: By permission of the Public Record Office
Shelfmark: MEP O2/478