Scrubbing the doorstep, 28 September 1946.
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Scrubbing the doorstep, 28 September 1946. 'Housekeeper, Mrs Marie Louise Jones, aged 72, looks up from her scrubbing and made these points: 'Capital punishment is very like war; it does no good I say. Look at all these murders in the last few months. String 'em up doesn't seem to make any difference. I think every human being is entitled to another chance. I'd send these murderers away to some lonely island where they could work. If they were cured they could come back. There is only one kind of murderer that should be finished off - the sex lunatics. That sort of criminal is better dead than alive'.'