Courthouses and Gaols Act, 1788

Gaols as herein deemed part of counties at large.

II. And whereas gaols of counties at large now are, and hereafter may be erected within counties of cities, or counties of towns: be it enacted, That where gaols for counties at large, now are, or hereafter shall be erected within the county of a city or town, the scite on which such gaols do or shall stand, together with such inclosures as now are, or hereafter may be made for the health and convenience of the debtors and prisoners therein confined, shall be considered as part of the county at large to which such gaols do or shall belong respectively, so long as the same shall be used as the gaols of such counties at large.