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Background imageGaol Collection: H. M. Prison, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

H. M. Prison, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
A view of Peterhead Prison and the North Sea beyond, Aberdeenshire. The prison opened in 1888 and was Scotlands only convict prison

Background imageGaol Collection: Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London

Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London
An aerial view of Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London. The prison was opened in 1842 as the new Model Prison, on the separate system

Background imageGaol Collection: Wandsworth Prison, south west London

Wandsworth Prison, south west London
A galleried wing of Wandsworth Prison in south west London. Two warders inspect the cells

Background imageGaol Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageGaol Collection: Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London

Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London
Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in West London. It was opened as a convict prison in 1883 then used as a local prison from 1890

Background imageGaol Collection: State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA

State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA
Interior view of a cell block at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Stateville, near Joliet, Illinois, USA. The prison was designed using the panopticon principle promoted by Jeremy Bentham

Background imageGaol Collection: Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset

Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset
Three uniformed prison officers stand in front of Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset. The prison was originally established as a House of Correction in 1625

Background imageGaol Collection: General view of Exeter Prison, Devon

General view of Exeter Prison, Devon
A general view of Exeter Prison in Devon. Railway lines in the foreground carry a variety of rolling stock including both goods wagons and passenger carriages

Background imageGaol Collection: Interior of the Prison Chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Interior of the Prison Chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall
Interior of the prison chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall. The prison dates from 1779

Background imageGaol Collection: Winson Green Prison, Birmingham

Winson Green Prison, Birmingham
The castle-like entrance to Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, built in 1849 as a local gaol for adult male offenders

Background imageGaol Collection: Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
The interior of a cell block at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling

Background imageGaol Collection: Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London
A general view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in West London. The prison was opened as a convict prison in 1883 then used as a local prison from 1890

Background imageGaol Collection: The Great Train Robbery- train robber leaps to freedom

The Great Train Robbery- train robber leaps to freedom
Page from The Illustrated London News, reporting on the latest episode in the Great Train Robbery saga. Ronnie Biggs and other prisoners leaps to freedom over Wandsworth Gaol wall

Background imageGaol Collection: Visitors wait outside Kilmainham Jail, Dublin

Visitors wait outside Kilmainham Jail, Dublin
Visitors, including members of the Ladies Land League, wait outside Kilmainham Jail, where many of the Irish Land League leaders, including Charles Stewart Parnell, were being held

Background imageGaol Collection: The Great Train Robbery- commando raid frees train robber

The Great Train Robbery- commando raid frees train robber
Front page of The Illustrated London News reporting on the latest episode in the Great Train Robbery saga. As Ronald Biggs clambers with there other prisoners over Wandsworth Gaol wall

Background imageGaol Collection: Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
A general view of Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire, originally built as a House of Correction in 1594

Background imageGaol Collection: John Bunyan imprisoned

John Bunyan imprisoned
During his imprisonment Bunyan wrote the " Pilgrims Progress". John Bunyan, English Christian writer and preacher

Background imageGaol Collection: Main gateway, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Main gateway, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall
The imposing main gateway at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall. The prison dates from 1779

Background imageGaol Collection: Corridor and cell doors, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Corridor and cell doors, Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall
The main corridor and cell doors at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Background imageGaol Collection: Antonia de Cordova in prison

Antonia de Cordova in prison
Antonia de Cordova in chains in a prison dungeon

Background imageGaol Collection: Elmira, NY State, USA - State Reformatory

Elmira, NY State, USA - State Reformatory (now the Elmira Correctional Facility). Date: 1908

Background imageGaol Collection: Mamertine Prison, Rome, Italy

Mamertine Prison, Rome, Italy

Background imageGaol Collection: Princetown Prison Dartmoor Victorian period

Princetown Prison Dartmoor Victorian period

Background imageGaol Collection: Stafford Gaol Road Corner early 1900s

Stafford Gaol Road Corner early 1900s

Background imageGaol Collection: Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland - The red sandstone Curfew Tower built by Francis Turnly who made a fortune with the East India Company in China

Background imageGaol Collection: Celebration of Mandela's release

Celebration of Mandela's release
A young black woman raises a bottle of champagne in the air in front of a large image of Nelson Mandela as the whole crowd celebrates his release after twenty-seven years in prison

Background imageGaol Collection: JOHN COLLINGTON

JOHN COLLINGTON: Ne-er-do-well & wife beater, poacher, hiring hitmen & getting others to menace his neighbours. Buried 6 of his dead children in the orchard to save money! Date: 1696/7 - 1750

Background imageGaol Collection: SMITH O'BRIEN TO GAOL

SMITH O'BRIEN TO GAOL
William Smith O'Brien is conveyed back to prison after trial; his death sentence was commuted to transportation for life. 1848

Background imageGaol Collection: Comic postcard, Put me among the girls - Drunkard arrested. Date: early 20th century

Comic postcard, Put me among the girls - Drunkard arrested. Date: early 20th century

Background imageGaol Collection: Port Blair, Andaman Islands, c. 1880 s

Port Blair, Andaman Islands, c. 1880 s
Port Blair, Andaman Islands, c.1880 s

Background imageGaol Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency villa

Plan and elevation of a Regency villa. Floorplan shows drawing rooms, dinner room and study.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1817

Background imageGaol Collection: Irish gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821

Irish gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821
Irish gentleman Brian Boru and Naval officer Tarpaulin fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821. Seconds and members of the Duelling Society of Dublin attending

Background imageGaol Collection: Inside view of the Poultry Compter, 1811

Inside view of the Poultry Compter, 1811, a London prison in Cheapside operated from medieval times to 1815. This particular building was built soon after the great Fire of London, 1666

Background imageGaol Collection: East entrance to the cell in the Southwest

East entrance to the cell in the Southwest Tower of the Tower of London, 1803. Early Pointed Style. Copperplate engraving drawn and etched by John Thomas Smith from his Topography of London, 1811

Background imageGaol Collection: North view of the cell in the Southwest Tower

North view of the cell in the Southwest Tower of the Tower of London, 1803. Early Pointed Style. Copperplate engraving drawn and etched by John Thomas Smith from his Topography of London, 1811

Background imageGaol Collection: 1798 SCOTS V FRENCH

1798 SCOTS V FRENCH
Heroic conduct of the Highland Sentinel : Scots soldier defends Castlebar Gaol against French allies of Irish rebels 27 August 1798

Background imageGaol Collection: 1798 SCOTS V FRENCH / B / W

1798 SCOTS V FRENCH / B / W
Heroic conduct of the Highland Sentinel: Scots soldier defends Castlebar Gaol against French allies of Irish rebels Date: 27 August 1798

Background imageGaol Collection: Prison: Dores dante

Prison: Dores dante
Prisoners in a dungeon

Background imageGaol Collection: La Sante prison, Paris

La Sante prison, Paris
La Sante, Paris: guards checking the cells on the upper gallery. Date: 1870

Background imageGaol Collection: Army Camp and Jail, Crater (Kraytar), Aden

Army Camp and Jail, Crater (Kraytar), Aden
Army Camp and Jail, Crater (Kraytar, Seera), British colony of Aden (now in Yemen). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGaol Collection: In Carrickfergus Gaol

In Carrickfergus Gaol - an interior view of the jail, down a corridor to two warders. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim; Carrickfergus). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageGaol Collection: The Liberation of St. Peter from prison by an angel

The Liberation of St. Peter from prison by an angel
The Liberation of Saint Peter is a story told in the Acts of the Apostles in which Saint Peter is rescued from the prison of King Herod by an angel. circa 19th century

Background imageGaol Collection: Force feeding a suffragette (cartoon)

Force feeding a suffragette (cartoon)
A cartoon depicting a suffragette being force fed in a prison cell. Two men, a prison warder and a doctor, hold the woman down with the help of a large weight (one hundredweight)

Background imageGaol Collection: Padded cell, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Padded cell, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
A padded cell at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire, used to hold mentally disturbed or violent prisoners. Some kind of calendar is scratched on the door. The inmate sits, head in hands

Background imageGaol Collection: Presidio Modelo Prison, Isla de Pinos, Cuba

Presidio Modelo Prison, Isla de Pinos, Cuba
General view of the Presidio Modelo Prison on the Isla de Pinos (Isle of Pines), Cuba, now renamed Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth)

Background imageGaol Collection: H. M. Prison, Stafford, Staffordshire

H. M. Prison, Stafford, Staffordshire
A view of Stafford prison in Staffordshire. A group of uniformed prison officers stand in front of the building

Background imageGaol Collection: Prisoner on roof at Armley Gaol, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Prisoner on roof at Armley Gaol, Leeds, West Yorkshire
A prisoner can be seen on the roof of Armley Gaol in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The event has attracted spectators from the neighbourhood. Boys in caps sit on a wall beside the prison

Background imageGaol Collection: The Hague, Prison - Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Hague, Prison - Amsterdam The Netherlands (Den Haag, Gevangenpoort). The Gevangenpoort is a former gate and medieval prison on the Buitenhof in The Hague, it has been a museum since 1882



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