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)

Victorian prison cell in Newgate, 1890’s. 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

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

Victorian crime & punishment - A-Wing HM Prison Gloucester, England

a classic Victorian prison with wings three tiers high . and the sagging safety netting stretched between the upper floors.

The “graveyard” at Newgate Prison is a very grim-looking burial-place, which primarily serves the purpose of a passage from the gaol to the Old Bailey. Those who within the precincts of the prison have paid the extreme penalty of the law are buried under the flagstones, lime being enclosed in the coffins. On the walls on either side are the initial letters of the murderers surnames, and by this means the places of burial are recorded, though neither dates nor names are now added.

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

There was a shortage of prison accommodation in the Victorian era, so long-term prisoners were transferred to provincial prisons, or to the dreaded hulks. The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. They were dark, damp and verminous and few prisoners managed to escape. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in 1862.

The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in

Victorian prison cell doors from Clerkenwell prison.  One of the wonderful antique doors also featured in ITV's Downton Abbey. You may recognise the spy-hole and hatch from a scene depicting poor Mr Bates in prison! For sale on SalvoWEB from Architectural Forum in London [Salvo code dealer] #discoversalvage

Victorian prison cell doors from Clerkenwell prison for sale on SalvoWEB from Architectural Forum in London [Salvo code

'Two more Whitechapel murders' The Illustrated Police News. Published: 6 October 1888, London.

Explore 'Two more Whitechapel murders from the Illustrated Police News', a newspaper illustration on the British Library's Discovering Literature website.

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

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