Life in Prison

About life in prison

The history detectives' research gave them an insight into life in prison in Norwich in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Letter about prison treadmill

Letter from Henry Locke about the treadmill at Norfolk county gaol

Also in this section

Find out more about the role of Parliament in the wider history of prisons, law and order.

Living Heritage: Law and order

Meet the history detectives on flickr

Related information

Find connections, past and present, between Parliament and your town

Parliamentary Archives

Parliamentary Outreach