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Children in prison project
« on: Tuesday 29 January 19 07:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi I知 looking for a little point in the right direction.

I知 work in a school and I知 creating a project of children in prisons roughly between 1800-1910 in the UK to show different punishment and conditions.

I知 especially looking for arrest/prison records that contain pictures of the children. I知 aware this didn稚 happen till the mid-late period I知 looking at and that not everywhere did this.

Thanks
Helen


Does anyone know of collections I should be looking at ? Establishments or areas that did this? Would save me a lot of time searching in the dark.

Also feel fre to mention any interesting or unusual crimes/ sentences you have come across.

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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks had seen one of those by not the other.
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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:43 GMT (UK) »
Have you googled your topic? I am not sure what you mean about searching in the dark. There are several references to the subject and you will still have to search and refine.

http://www.jubileecampaign.co.uk/archive/child-prisoners-in-victorian-times-and-the-heroes-of-change

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/victorian-children-in-trouble/
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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:49 GMT (UK) »
Yes I have googled them spent about 2 days looking. seem to come up with a lot of the same pictures and crimes are much the same.

Looking for a bit of variety of about 2 dozen examples. So just asking Incase  someone has come across one I haven稚.

Also know Bedford prison took photographs.

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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I知 after looking at the actual records. Not just photos wanting more details. 

I have a small list
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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello tink.tech

You may be interested to read about one of my ancestors who was jailed in 1876 at the age of 9. It's  in the Victorian Crime & Punishment series  http://vcp.e2bn.org/prisoners/2043-1811-dennis-fairey.html
He was sentenced to 21 days hard labour and 4 years reform school.  There's a photo of him, too.
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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 16:55 GMT (UK) »
There have been articles in various family history magazines. They usually list sources. Sorry, no time to check.

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Re: Children in prison project
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 February 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
sorry for not replying I've had poorly children all week

thanks everyone

Gillg what an interesting story great to know reform school worked for him  :)

helen

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