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York Police Lock-ups

Overview

Location   police station  York

County   Yorkshire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1800-1899

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Description

  • 'I went through these lock-ups and found them clean, they adjoin the station house of the police, and consist of a cell on the ground floor, and two above. The greatest number of prisoners at one time has been 21, which was occasioned by the apprehension of all the disorderly women in the streets.'
    Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXII.1), p.108

Sources

  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Fourth Report (Parl. Papers, 1839, XXII.1), p.108
  • Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain II. Northern and Eastern District, Sixth Report (Parl. Papers, 1841 Session 2, V.1), p.160