A spell in a house of correction almost always included hard labour.
Northleach ceased to be a house of correction in 1857, though it did remain part of the legal system.
Most labouring men arrested would not have had the funds or contacts to enter into a recognizance, and would have been sent immediately to a house of correction
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West Boylston, breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, dismissed; possession of a class A drug, guilty, six months in the House of Correction
, committed, 67 days credit; violating of an abuse prevention order, six months in the House of Correction
Violators who would not or could not pay the penalty were to be sentenced to two months' hard labor at the local house of correction
, in which case neither the informer nor the local overseer was compensated.
was sentenced to 21/2 years in the House of Correction
after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Kenvin, 56, of the Worcester County House of Correction
, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, rendicted (returned) to Vermont.
803, Chelsea, threatening to commit a crime, guilty, six months in the House of Correction
, sentence suspended until May 8, 2015, abide by restraining order, take prescribed medications, mental health evaluation and treatment as recommended by probation.
John Cormier, 27, of 52 Codman Road, Lincoln, forgery of check, dismissed; uttering a false check, guilty, six months in the House of Correction
, committed, 93 days credit; larceny over $250, guilty, six months in the House of Correction
, committed, concurrent with another charge.
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