Wormwood Scrubs

Category: Prisons

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 and Fulham. It was built in the 1880s. It currently houses 1167 prisoners in five wings. There have been numerous fights, disturbances and protest acts in the prison’s history.


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