What an amazing turnaround in the British justice system.
Just take a read.. For example..
''records detail Dorcas Mary Snell, 45, who was jailed for five years and sentenced to hard labour in 1883 for stealing a piece of bacon.''
''While 19-year-old Elizabeth Murphy was sentenced to five years of hard labour in 1884 and seven years of police supervision for stealing an umbrella.''
Full story below. Quite an interesting Article.