Holloway Prison

Category: Prisons

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. Prisoners included suffragettes such as Constance Markeivicz and Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington. In the 20th century, it was the site of five executions, most famously that of Ruth Ellis on July 13, 1955 – she was the last woman in Britain to be hanged.


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