ON THIS DAY…… 16th September 1861

On this day in 1861, there were altogether 291 prisonors in the gaols of Melbourne; 214 males and 3 females in the Central Gaol; 31 males and 43 females in the Western Gaol. Tho prisoners are classified as follow:-Awaiting trial at the Police Court, 18 males, 1 female ; under remand from magistrate, 9 malee., 7 females; belonging to other stations, 2 males; road-gang, 2 males; hard labour, 124 males, 6 females; imprisonment only, 47 males, 32 females; lunatics, 14 males, 8 females; in default of surettes, 8 males debtors, 8 males ; contempt of court, 1 male.