Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon., 1904 - , Interviewee, Male, Magistrate
Speaker: Green, J, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about career as magistrate in Leicester and being on Board of Leicester Prison. Describes how became magistrate in 1942, times sat, crimes committed by people, sentences given, 'regular' defendents, dealing with first time offenders. Reflects on his time on the bench; the need for common sense, good relations with police. Remembers overcrowding at Leicester prison, describes violence, punishments, prisoners such as the Krays. Recalls first cases of football violence and use of large fines to control it. Reflects on increase in crime, greater training now given to magistrates, other organisations he has been involved with.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 29/9/1987
Playing time: 1 hr 8 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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