Prisoners in England and Wales about 1780

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Prisoner statistics from John Howard’s prison inspections, 1776-1788, including prisoner counts for individual prisons in 1779.

Dataset sheets:

  • summary-1776-1787: based on John Howard’s prisoner inspections in 1776, 1779, 1782, and 1787-8, totals for prisoners held as debtors, felons, and petty offenders in prisons in England and Wales, with prisoners held in hulks
  • prisons-1779: prisoner counts for individual prisons
  • county-totals-1779: county prisoner aggregates

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