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The Blue plaque on the former site of the prison in Southwark, London that was known as The Clink. It had a debtor's entrance in Stoney Street. This prison gave rise to the British slang term for being incarcerated in any prison, hence "in the clink". Its location also gave rise to the term for being financially embarrassed, "stoney broke".

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Newgate Prison was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey just inside the City of London. It was originally located at the site of Newgate, a gate in the Roman London Wall. The gate/prison was rebuilt in the 12th century, and demolished in 1777. The prison was extended and rebuilt many times, and remained in use for over 700 years, from 1188 to 1902.

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from Mail Online

Wedding photographs of Reggie Kray and his first wife Frances emerge

A letter from Reggie Kray to first wife Frances while he was in Wandsworth Prison in South-West London

from Crime Traveller

Bombers, Rioters and Police Killers: Violent Crime and Disorder in Victorian Britain

The late 18th century Gordon Riots in London was a week of utter turmoil where the city of London was severely damaged by 50’000 people burning, stealing and fighting their way through the streets. Newgate Prison, the main prison in the area at that time, was entered, inmates were freed, and the Bank of England was a target for attack. The military was brought in to restore order, and they killed hundreds as they did so.

vintage everyday: These Mugshots of Prisoners in London are Unusual Compared with the Standard of Prison Photography from the 1890s

vintage everyday: These Mugshots of Prisoners in London are Unusual Compared with the Standard of Prison Photography from the 1890s