Correspondence of Frederic Hill

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederic Hill (1803 - 1896) was an English prison inspector for England and Scotland, and a social reformer. He was a member of the Birmingham Union, which campaigned for extending and redistributing suffrage among the middle and working classes, leading to the 1832 Reform Act. As a prison inspector, it was through Hill's recommendations that the Scottish prison system was reformed in 1839.