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Female prison records 1950s?

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llfamily Thu 18-Jul-19 22:14:18

Does anyone know if and where they might be available? We have a relative who went to prison for several months in the 40s or possibly early 50s, only we don't know which prison yet...

Or might they be sealed??

DifficultLemonDifficult Thu 18-Jul-19 22:18:00

Try the National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/prisoners-or-prison-staff/

llfamily Sat 20-Jul-19 09:33:31

Thank you 😊

DonkeyHohtay Sat 20-Jul-19 09:35:10

I'd imagine those would be a bit too recent. No harm in asking though.

ivykaty44 Wed 07-Aug-19 17:56:52

Although prison records are closed for public access, newspapers that reported the court hearings are not closed records and you could use the index of the British library newspaper archive online

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