Emperors Order Food and Baths be Provided to Prisoners on Sundays

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Roman emperors Honorius and Theodosius II decree that governors should ensure that food and baths are provided to prisoners on Sundays. No such provision is made for holy days of any other religion, just Christianity. The new imperial decree states:

"On every Lord's day, judges shall inspect and question all accused prisoners to ensure that human needs are not denied them by corrupt prison guards.

Food must be supplied to those prisoners who do not have it. Prisoners must be provided with a bath under trustworthy guard. Fines of twenty pounds of gold each for judges and their office staffs will be imposed if they fail to obey this order." [CTh 9.3.7]
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