Records relating to Swansea Prison, 1856-1952, comprising nominal registers, 1884-1952, Governor's journal, 1929-1938, calendars of prisoners tried at Quarter Sessions and Assizes, 1856-1903, Visiting Committee minutes, 1912-1931, Prison rules and orders, [n. d.]; Brecon Prison nominal registers, 1879-1915, and registers of previous convictions, ; Carmarthen Prison nominal registers, 1879-1922.
Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons
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Administrative / Biographical History
Swansea Prison was opened in 1861 and is now HMP Swansea. Brecon Prison closed in November 1915 while Carmarthen Prison closed in March 1922. Both Swansea and Carmarthen had male and female prisoners.
Arranged into the following: Swansea Prison; Brecon Prison; Carmarthen Prison.
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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Records of Swansea, Brecon and Carmarthen Prisons, 1877-1952, catalogue.
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