HM Prison Dartmoor is located in Princetown, high on Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. Its high granite walls dominate this area of the moor.

Dartmoor Prison

HM Prison Dartmoor is located in Princetown, high on Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. Its high…

A Christian philanthropist who was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane.

Elizabeth Fry

A Christian philanthropist who was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment…

Gulliver's giant hand letting the imprisoned men of Lilliput go.

Giant hand

Gulliver's giant hand letting the imprisoned men of Lilliput go.

An illustration of two prisoners with chains around their ankles walking past an armed guard.

Prisoners and Guard

An illustration of two prisoners with chains around their ankles walking past an armed guard.

An illustration of prisoners of Lachish.

Prisoners of Lachish

An illustration of prisoners of Lachish.

"A prophetic birds eye view of Ruhleben Prison Camp when the war ends."-1916; Drawing by Hobart Egremont, one of the interned.

Ruhleben Prison Camp

"A prophetic birds eye view of Ruhleben Prison Camp when the war ends."-1916; Drawing by Hobart Egremont,…

Soup line at Ruhleben Prison Camp-1916

Soup line

Soup line at Ruhleben Prison Camp-1916

"Landing state prisoners at Fort Lafayette, New York harbor, in 1861. Fort Lafayette, New York harbor, by the state prison of the republic during the Civil War, is built upn a shoal abut four hundred yards from Long Island, and is entirely surrounded by water. In shape it is quadrangular, with the angles pointing to the sea and shore diamondwise; hence it was formerly called Fort Diamond." —Leslie, 1896

State prisoners

"Landing state prisoners at Fort Lafayette, New York harbor, in 1861. Fort Lafayette, New York harbor,…