There are very few photos of Newgate prison on the net. The most commonly reproduced ones come from a late Victorian book, Queen’s London, Anon, Cassell, 1897. But three of the most striking an

Victorian prison cell in Newgate, We can see the water tank and basin with bedding in the corner. The shelf includes items such as a Bible, plate and a mug

There are very few photos of Newgate prison on the net. The most commonly reproduced ones come from a late Victorian book, Queen’s London, Anon, Cassell, 1897. But three of the most striking an

Prison meals consisted of bread and oatmeal. Avoid the black spots; those are rodent droppings. (A Cell in Newgate Prison)

Brixton Prison Interior, Brixton Hill 1902

Brixton Prison Interior, Brixton Hill 1902 I used to work here!

Coffey Architects sets small brick home atop Victorian prison vaults in London

Coffey Architects sets small brick home atop Victorian prison vaults in London

The “Graveyard” at Newgate Prison

There are very few photos of Newgate prison on the net. The most commonly reproduced ones come from a late Victorian book, Queen’s London, Anon, Cassell, But three of the most striking an

Victorians were worried about the rising crime rate: offences went up from about 5,000 per year in 1800 to about 20,000 per year in 1840.

Courtyard of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, groups of prisoners pulling carts [right]

Newgate Prison just before it was closed and demolished

Newgate Prison just before it was closed and demolished. (Not so "merrie" olde England.

Ancient Greek theatre and Victorian prisons | Podcast | History Extra

Michael Scott delves into the origins of drama, while Alyson Brown takes a trip around the historic Beaumaris Gaol

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