The Argus at KellyGang 2/12/1878
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Occasionally prohibited articles are passed into the Pentridge stockade by discharged prisoners at night on the works, notwith standing all the means used by the authori ties to prevent the practice, which has an injurious effect on the discipline of the establishment. An instance of this occurred a few days age. As one of the warders was searching a prisoners cell he found a newspaper containing an account of the Mansfield tragedy. When asked by Mr Akehurst, visiting justice, what he had to say, the man denied all knowledge of it, and cross examined the witness in order to show that the paper was put in his cell by some person with the view of doing him an injury. The statement was not supported by any evidence, but as Mr Akehurst desired to give the prisoner every opportunity to prove his innocence, the case was postponed till the next visit to the station.
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