Prisoners in England and Wales in 1820

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Prisoner for individual prisons from prison inspectors’ Gaol Returns for 1820. Estimated total prisoners, accounting for misreporting of commitments as prisoners in prison.

Dataset sheet:

  • summary with estimates: total prisoners by sex and by debtor, criminals,and hulks, with details of estimates
  • prisons 1820: Gaol Returns records for individual prisons, showing debtors, criminals differentiated by sex, prison housing capacity, commitments during year, greatest number received during year, and estimated in custody count

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