Saturday, January 9, 2016

Go Directly to Jail

UK - Inverary Jail, Inverary, Scotland

For: US to US Traveling Envelope Round Robin - Group 74: Buildings/Architecture
Notes: Inveraray Jail, built in 1819, was both a courthouse and a prison.  The prison had 8 cells, which were meant to hold multiple prisoners.  In 1839, the Prison Act created a number of reforms, including requiring separate cells for each prisoner, so a second prison had to be built.  The prison was closed on August 31, 1889, but the court was still in use until 1954.  The building was mostly empty from then until 1989, when it became a privately-owned museum.

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