Both are fatally handicapped by their connections and committals.
They were used for the confinement of debtors, for remands and committals for trial, and for the custody of minor offenders.
Minor offences form the great majority of our committals, and drunkenness is an element in most of the cases.
Until this can be done it would be far better to cut down largely the number of arrests and committals of the young.
Not to say that in these times of discord and club-law, offences and committals are, at any rate, more numerous.