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We need your feedback – take the Prison History survey!

Prison History needs your feedback… so, how are we doing? As we come to the end of the first year of prisonhistory.org, and to the end of the first month of Your Local Lock-Up, we’d love to hear your feedback…

Go explore: Prison History in Dartmoor

Prison History project leader, Dr Rosalind Crone, explores the sights of Dartmoor and its famous prison… In episode four of series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are?, I met up with Kate Winslet at Dartmoor Prison to help…

Lock-ups, prisons & football badges

What links the football badges of Everton, Norwich City and Northampton Town? They all feature lock-ups and prisons… As the football season has already kicked off we’d thought we’d look at the small yet curious history of lock-ups and prisons on…

How to find your prison staff ancestors

Welcome to the Prison History guide on where to find records on prison staff of the 19th Century Yet before we get on to accessing prison staff records, here’s some background on how these records changed due to the increasing…

Featured Lock-up: Everton Lock-up

For Prison History‘s inaugural Featured Lock-Up we’ve selected perhaps the most well-known one in the UK – Everton Lock-up. Recognisable to football fans around the world, Everton Lock-up or Prince Rupert’s Tower, has featured on Everton FC’s crest since 1938…

Prison History on social media

Follow Prison History UK on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We’re pleased to share the news that we are now on Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter. Our Twitter handle has been up and running since January 2019 – @prisonhistoryuk…

A brief history of Prison History

Since launching in 2018, Prison History has appeared in various publications as well as picking up awards along the way.   Read on to discover more about Prison History’s impact… Who Do You Think You Are? feature In July 2018,…