bridewell


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bridewell

a house of correction or jail particularly for minor offences.
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She said: "Bridewell Common in Magor is such an important piece in the overall wildlife jigsaw of the Gwent Levels.
But that's causing other problems, according to Bridewell of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership.
In the final race of the season both Bridewell and Brookes were fighting at the front of the field and collected hard-fought third and fifth place fi ishes respectively.
Ellison held off Bridewell for third with Stuart Easton claiming fourth and the Riders Cup.
Bridewell's team-mate James Ellison is in fourth, with Jakub Smrz, the Padgetts rider, and Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes rounding off the front six.
They were often known as "bridewells", after the first such penal house at St Bride's Well in London.
The purpose of the new 60-cell central bridewell is to enable the permanent closure of the city's six custody suites plus the one at Barry police station.
However, there are signs that things might be about to turn around and Jalons Bridewell is interesting at a big price at Wolverhampton (4.30) today.
Mustaf Jama, 27, was brought in a police convoy to Bridewell police station in Leeds.
It was Bridewell, in London, that first experimented with confinement at hard labor instead of corporal and capital punishment, explains Hinkle (criminal justice, Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, Indiana), with the goal not just of punishing inmates, but of reforming them by teaching them useful trades and the habits and discipline of hard work.
Naturally curious, adventurous 12-year-old Alexa easily gets into trouble in medieval Bridewell when she and her father go on their annual trip.
He went fourth on lap nine, after passing series front-runner James Hillier and a lap later took third after going by championship runner-up Ollie Bridewell.