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.
Monitions to amend may be decreed and be enforced by significavit and writ de contumace capiendo, or by excommunication with imprisonment not to exceed six months (53 Geo.
Imprisonment may be inflicted in these last cases (ib.).
His government, however, was not characterized by cruelty like those of his brother despots, and Guerrazzi and the other Liberals of 1849, although tried and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment, were merely exiled.