Being a rogue or stealing cake - what you used to get sent to prison for 100 years ago

Being a rogue or stealing cake - what you used to get sent to prison for 100 years ago
 

These are the faces of some of the criminals who were locked up in a Nottingham prison more than 100 years ago.
Convicted for felonies such as loitering, stealing cake, being an 'incorrigible rogue' or larceny - theft of another person's personal property -, they are logged in a governor's ledger.
This rogues' gallery is now up for auction, along with a series of items making up a collection linked to the former prison, which used to be located on St John Street.
Other felons recorded in the book include someone jailed for three months for stealing a duck, a convict imprisoned for two... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 41
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