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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,…