Jail bird jerk
Unfeeling Conduct – The Montreal Gazette Jul. 23, 1878
As Henry Landry, a jail bird, was being taken from the Court yesterday, attached to another jail bird named Joseph Deschenes, he saw his wife and child and was leaning forward to have a last kiss, when Deschenes jerked him away in a very brutal manner, causing him to miss that last pleasure. The people who witnessed this little act evidently had their opinion of Deschenes, as the general verdict was that he was a brutal fellow.