Locations in the category : Prisons

Belmarsh Prison

HM Prison Belmarsh is a high security prison in Thamesmead, Eastern London, England. Operational since 2 April 1991, the facility can hold 921 inmates. It has been used to detain a number of people indefinitely without trial under the...

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Wormwood Scrubs

Wormwood Scrubs is a Category B British local prison (ie. an establishment that receives prisoners from the courts, either on remand or after sentencing). It is located on the south of Wormwood Scrubs in the London Borough of Hammersmith...

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Pentonville Prison

HM Prison Pentonville is a prison built in 1842 in North London. Its design was influenced by Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon concept. The first modern prison opened in London in 1816 – the new Millbank prison. It had separate cells...

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Holloway Prison

HM Prison Holloway is a women’s prison in the London Borough of Islington, London, United Kingdom. It was opened in 1852 as a mixed prison, but due to growing demand for space for female prisoners became female-only in 1903....

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Brixton Prison

The original buildings date from 1819. In 1862 the prison was sold to the Government and converted into a Prison for females. Twenty years later it was again converted, this time as a military prison, and in 1898, when...

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Wandsworth Prison

HM Prison Wandsworth is a prison in Wandsworth in south London, England. It was built in 1851 when it was known as the Surrey House of Correction. It was designed according to the humane Panopticon principle with a number...

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