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Sir George Paul

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John Gardner History Coursework 10/09/01 Sir George Paul was Sheriff of the county of Gloucestershire. In the year of 1784, Sir George expressed his views on the conditions of prisons. He sought after new prisons for convicts, as he thought no prisoner should die whilst serving a prison sentence. He drew in local Gloucestershire gentry and clergy, as he set out to direct a reform movement. ...read more.

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Sir George knew that in order to get a new and adequate prison, it would have to be designed by an architect. The architect was to assess what would have to be changed in the old style prison, and design a sufficient prison that would be purpose built. The architect would not come cheap. Sir George would have to find a way of raising money to fund the project. ...read more.

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To have new staff, you need to advertise and employ people. Once the people were employed, they needed to be trained up to the standard that was to be set by Sir George. This would involve training centers and many other training facilities, which would again increase Sir George Paul's expenditure. This may have also caused many remonstrations about the new prison. Those who opposed his plans in the first place could have easily protested against him due to his amount of money being spent on something that these people didn't even want. ...read more.

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