|Wakefield Prison, Wakefield Yorkshire|
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In July 2014 David Studdard shared the following images from around 1916 of Wakefield Prison in Wakefield, Yorkshire.
The prison was originally built in 1594. It is still in operation in a facility built in 1966.
Many of the building date to Victorian times.
It houses high profile sex offenders. |
A section known as the "new prison" was opened in 1849.
In August 1865 there were a total of 1,372 prisoners in the jail - 1,176 men and 196 women.
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John Land (1818) born Leeds, lived in Wakefield/Thornes in the mid 1800s
Charles Land (1767) born Wakefield
Early Lands in Wakefield
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