William Dericourt‚Äč by April

William Dericourt was a youg teenager and was inprisoned in a hulk. A hulk is a jail on the first fleet and is a jail only men get inprisoned in.
William Dericourt desribes his first day:

Before going on board we were stripped to the skin and scrubbed with a hard scrubbing brush... and plenty of soft soap, while the hair was clipped of our heads as fast as scissors could go... we were then supplied with new " magpie " ( black and yellow suits )... next [ we were ] marched off to the black smith, who retrieved on our ankle rings.
little felons