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GAOLER. The keeper of a gaol or prison, one who has the legal custody of the place where prisoners are kept.
     2. It is his duty to keep the prisoners in safe custody, and for this, purpose he may use all necessary force. 1 Hale, P. C. 601. But any oppression of a prisoner under a pretended necessity will be punished; for the prisoner, whether he be a debtor or a criminal, is entitled to the protection of the laws from oppression.

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A warder noticed, retrieved the letter, reported her to the gaoler and O'Connor received three days on a restricted diet.
In 1904, for example, the Wanganui Gaoler reported that the state of the female division was driving him to distraction.
LAST week was a happy/sad experience at The Knights as JARVIS HUMBY and GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS provided the final epic soundtrack of the summer at this great little venue.
The Jarvis Humby boys were largely responsible for roping in a musical legend in Graham Day to schedule the last night of the Gaolers European tour for Middlesbrough as Graham is producing the second album of the Teesside outfit.
GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS will be having lock down on Teesside tonight.
TICKETS have gone on sale for a gig at the Knights in Middlesbrough a week tomorrow by the mighty GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS.
com GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS, JARVIS HUMBY: Knights, M'bro Saturday, May 31 Entry: pounds 10