Crime, Prison & Punishment records go online
This is part of 2 year project to digitise original records from the National Archives, when complete there will be 2.5 million records available from 1770 – 1934, records post 1934 won’t be available due to privacy laws.
The tranche released this week cover the period period from 1817 to 1931. The collections includes documents and some cases photographs of the prisoner. So if you have an ancestor with a criminal past this is the site to visit