Source Information UK, Prison Commission Records, 1770-1951 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: PCOM 2 1770-1951 Home Office and Prison Commission: Prisons Records, Series 1. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives.

About UK, Prison Commission Records, 1770-1951

Historical Context

This collection comprises a variety of records including registers of prisoners and habitual criminals, photograph albums, minute books, visitors' books, order books, journals, assizes and quarter sessions calendars and other records relating to various prisons in England and Wales, to Gibraltar prison and to some ship prisons.

What can I find in these records?

Records may include the following information, where available:

  • Name
  • Number
  • Age
  • Trade
  • Previous convictions
  • Where born
  • Physical description
  • Relatives and their respective residence
  • Where and when tried
  • Verdict
  • Sentence handed down
  • Photograph of the individual