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Gisuppi Farnaro

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that Gisuppi Farnaro, a prisoner, who was convicted in May, 1894, by Mr. Justice Hawkins at the Central Criminal Court, has broken down in health; and whether he will consider the question of ordering his immediate release.

The prisoner is in poor health, and is receiving treatment in association in the prison hospital. He is weak minded, though he cannot be certified as insane, and, like other prisoners classed as weak minded, is not subject to the ordinary prison discipline. I regret that, in view of the nature of his crime and his mental condition, I do not feel justified in advising his release.