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Jail Collection

Background imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail Collection: Punch & Judy

Punch & Judy Date: circa 1928

Background imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail Collection: Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail

Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail - a view of a woman sitting with the bridle over her face, to stop her talking. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageJail Collection: Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913

Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913
A newspaper placard dated Wednesday, June 11, 1913, with the headline, Miss. Lentons Reappearance. Lilian Lenton (1891-1972)

Background imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail Collection: Fagin in Jail

Fagin in Jail
Fagin in the condemned cell

Background imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail Collection: Antonia de Cordova in prison

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

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

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

Background imageJail Collection: Princetown Prison Dartmoor Victorian period

Princetown Prison Dartmoor Victorian period

Background imageJail 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 imageJail Collection: Sydney as Macquarie Found It

Sydney as Macquarie Found It
A painting depiction of Sydney, circa 1809, as Governor Lachlan Macquarie found it. On the left hand side is Government House and its garden

Background imageJail Collection: Socrates (c 469399 BC). Classical Greek Athenian philosophe

Socrates (c 469399 BC). Classical Greek Athenian philosophe
Socrates (c.469-399 BC). Classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Socrates in prison before being sentenced to death. Colored engraving

Background imageJail Collection: Spanish Civil War Interior Of The Modelo Prison

Spanish Civil War Interior Of The Modelo Prison
spanish, civil, war, interior, of, the, modelo, prison, in, barcelona, spain, salamanca, archivo, historico, nacional, vertical, upright, black, and, white, b, w, interiors, inner, inside, insides

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

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

Background imageJail Collection: Prison: Dores dante

Prison: Dores dante
Prisoners in a dungeon

Background imageJail Collection: La Sante prison, Paris

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

Background imageJail Collection: Jack Sheppard

Jack Sheppard
Engaving depicting Jack Sheppards many escapes from jail. 19th century. Date: 19th century

Background imageJail Collection: The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island

The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island - maximum security federal prison on Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageJail Collection: Lockport, New York, USA - County Clerks Office and Jail

Lockport, New York, USA - County Clerks Office and Jail
Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA - Niagara County Clerks Office and Jail Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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 imageJail 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

Background imageJail Collection: Hobart convict barracks, Tasmania

Hobart convict barracks, Tasmania
Convict barracks at Hobart, Tasmania (formerly Van Diemens Land) Date: 1830s

Background imageJail Collection: Prison where John Bunyan was confined, Bedford

Prison where John Bunyan was confined, Bedford
Bedford Prison where John Bunyan was confined for preaching without a licence. Date: 17th century



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