Prison rules and regulations

About rules and regulations

At Norfolk Record Office and the Parliamentary Archives the history detectives investigated the rules governing the running of the prisons in Norwich and how they affected debtors.

Regulations relating to debtors

Set of rules for Norfolk county gaol dating from 1803

Regulations of Norfolk gaol, 1819

Set of regulations for Norfolk county gaol dating from 1819

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