Siberia was for many years a penal colony.
The penal code was unified and reformed in 1890.
26 enforced; the master was forbidden to put his slave to death, but was obliged to bring him before a court of justice; if he ill-treated him it was a penal offence.
King George Sound, of which Albany is the township, was first occupied in 1826 and a penal settlement was established.
In spite of the gravity of the charges formulated against many prominent men, the report merely deplored and disapproved of their conduct, without proposing penal proceedings.
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