La Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison in Paris, France. Located on the west of the Île de la Cité, near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice, which is still used for judicial purposes. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from La Conciergerie to be executed on the guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.

La Conciergerie

Spiral staircase at La Conciergerie, Paris. Former royal palace and prison in on the Île de la Cité, it is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice. Built in the Middle Ages as a Merovingian Palace.

Unseen London DEAD MAN’S WALK The Old Bailey’s 'dead man’s walk', a legacy of old Newgate prison, was the route a condemned prisoner would follow from the cell to the gallows

Photographer Peter Dazeley reveals interiors of iconic buildings in Unseen London Book

A suffragette at Holloway prison in 1913

A woman peers through a shattered window in Holloway prison after an explosion caused by suffragettes trying to blow the jail up , 1913 .

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

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

The old Nottingham prison on St John's Street (now called Lower Parliament Street). It was located at the east corner of Glasshouse Street and King Edward Street.

The old Nottingham prison on St John's Street (now called Lower Parliament Street). It was located at the east corner of Glasshouse Street and King Edward Street.

'graveyard' at Newgate Prison. Essentially a passage between the Gaol and the Old Bailey. Only prisoners from North of the River were hanged at Newgate, prisoners from South of the River were hanged at Wandsworth Gaol unless otherwise ordered by the Authorities.

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

Brixton Prison Entrance, Brixton Hill 1900

Brixton Prison Entrance, Brixton Hill hasn't changed much from when I worked there in late

By the late nineteenth century, Holloway Prison was a 'trial' prison for men suspected of having committed a criminal offence. It also held convicted female prisoners and women awaiting trial. As a result, the male and female sections of the prison were very different. For the men, there was no hard labour and they wore their own clothes, not prison uniforms.

By the late nineteenth century, Holloway Prison was a 'trial' prison for men suspected of having committed a criminal offence. It also held convicted female prisoners and women awaiting trial. As a result, the male and female sections of the prison were very different. For the men, there was no hard labour and they wore their own clothes, not prison uniforms.

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