He was released after some months of imprisonment, without trial, by the intervention of his friends.
Imprisonment was common, but is not recognized by the Code.
Imprisonment may be inflicted in these last cases (ib.).
These prisons received all sentenced to short terms of imprisonment, the long-term convicts going to the bagnes (the great convict prisons at the arsenals of Rochefort, Brest and Toulon), while in 1851 transportation to penal colonies was adopted.
Long terms of imprisonment and the bastinado, the latter even inflicted on women, were the penalties for the least expression of anti-Austrian opinion.