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84   LAWS OF ONTARIO

minded, or through drunkenness or having contracted other habits, are unable to protect themselves. Any female between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five, liable to be sentenced to imprisonment in a common gaol, may be committed to an industrial refuge for an indefinite period not exceeding two years. Inmates of industrial schools for girls may be transferred to an industrial refuge on a warrant signed by the Inspector of Prisons and Public Charities. Inmates of industrial refuges who prove unmanageable or in-corrigible may be transferred by the Inspector to a common gaol or to the Mercer Reformatory. Any person under the age of thirty-five years found begging, or who is a habitual drunkard, or who is leading an idle or dissolute life may be committed to an industrial refuge, and a parent or guardian may bring before a judge any female under the age of twenty-one years who proves to be unmanageable or incorrigible for the purpose of commitment to a refuge.

Careful provision is made for the medical examination of all inmates within three days after admission to a refuge and every six


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