Series GR-3434 - Provincial prison reports

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Provincial prison reports

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GR-3434

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  • 1905, 1911 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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30 cm of textual records

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Prior to the establishment of the Province of British Columbia, policing in the Colony of British Columbia was the responsibility of the Chief Inspector of Police (1858-1863) or Superintendent of Police (1863-1871) and in the Colony of Vancouver Island by the Commissioner of Police (1858-1866). In 1871, when the Colony of British Columbia joined confederation as a province of the Dominion of Canada, the police came under the authority of the Attorney-General. The reporting structure required the Superintendent of Police to report to the Attorney-General. The constables were under the direction of the government agent of the district who reported to the Superintendent.

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Found in the BC Archives painting storage ca. 2010.

Scope and content

The series consists of ten reports sent to Frederick Hussey in 1905 and 1911, in his capacity as Superintendent of Provincial Police and Inspector of Gaols. The wardens at each of the Provincial Gaols at Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo, Nelson and Kamloops returned an annual summary of the activity of the gaol with attached monthly reports and annual returns of the prisoners received. The reports include: lists of staff and salaries; financial expenditures, prisoner work statistics and number of prisoners in custody including the name, age, country of origin, profession, crime, sentence and conduct of each.

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  • These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Youth Criminal Justice Act and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records
  • Extremely fragile, handle with care.

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Accession number(s): GR-3434

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