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The Superintendent's Punishment Registers record details of boys who were punished for minor misdemeanours while undergoing a sentence in the reformatory at Westbrook.
Under the "Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act 1865", the Superintendant of the reformatory was empowered to administer punishment with regards to certain offences. Persistent or serious offencers were referred to and investigated by the Visiting Justice.
Information recorded in the register includes; date punishment imposed, name of boy, by whom reported, offence (an additional field, 'remarks' was added here later in the register), punishment, and initial of officer in charge.
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06 June 2018
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