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Vagrancy Act 1824

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XVVisiting Justices of Gaols, &c. empowered to grant Certificates for enabling Persons discharged from Prison to receive Alms in their Route.

Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend so as to restrain, hinder, or prevent any Visiting Justice of any 'County Gaol, House of Correction, or other Prison, from granting a Certificate or other Instrument for enabling any Person discharged from a County Gaol, House of Correction, or other Prison, to have or receive Alms or Relief in or upon his or her Route to his or her Place of Settlement; provided that such Certificate be made and drawn up in compliance with the Directions and Provisions of any Act or Acts of Parliament for the better Regulation and Management of Gaols, Houses of Correction, or Prisons; and if any Person to whom any such Certificate or Instrument shall be delivered shall act in any Manner contrary to the Directions or Provisions of such Certificate or Instrument, or shall loiter upon his or her Route, or shall deviate therefrom, every such Person shall be and be deemed to be a Rogue and Vagabond within the Provisions and Directions of this Act, and shall be punished accordingly.

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