For a while in the 19th Century, British prisons operated an extraordinary and radical system of prison discipline known as the Separate System. Inmates were kept effectively in solitary confinement, although the cells in the new prison at Wandsworth were provided with heating, lighting, and en-suite facilities...
I first came across the separate system when I was researching material for my first book, Henry’s Trials, nearly twenty years ago. I have now produced a short article for Genealogists’ Magazine, which can be downloaded here.
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