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Report - HMP Latchmere, Kingston upon Thames , late 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by kkj, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. kkj

    kkj 28DL Regular User
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    Been sitting on these pics for a while so missed getting a report up 1st, but better late than never….

    This was a place that had stirred my curiosity for quite some time but unfortunately proved near impossible to gain assess, having failed miserably on numerous occasions. That is until recently ;)

    There is always a security presence on this site 24/7, but they tend to stay either within Latchmere house itself or the court yard. The perimeter fence to the main section of the prison is a monster! Ridiculously high and basically unclimbable without equipment and there is concrete which surrounds the entire fence perimeter preventing someone from digging.

    I visited the site of a few occasions as didn’t get round the whole place on my 1st visit and wanted to show a few other explores. I did have a few close calls with the security although managed to avoid actually getting caught.

    Hopefully the pics are not too bad; they were taken with my phone at night. I do need to get a decent camera! (just don’t know where to start)

    Thanks for looking. Critique welcome.

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    Brief History
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    Built in the 19th century, Latchmere was used as a hospital treating shell-shocked officers during World War I, but gained lasting notoriety in the 1939-45 conflict.

    Then known as Camp 020, it was used as an interrogation centre for captured German agents.

    The site was not listed by the Red Cross, and the Geneva Convention did not apply to inmates because they were not classed as prisoners of war.

    MI5 used Latchmere House to interrogate and break captured Nazi agents and turn some into double agents as part of its ‘double cross system’.

    Documents released in 1999 show some 480 suspects passed through its gates.

    The prison service took over the site in 1948, and it was used as a junior and senior detention centre, a young offenders’ institution and an immigration centre, before becoming a resettlement prison in 1991.

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    (http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9230472.Latchmere_prison_s_secrets_laid_bare/)
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    Entrance to office block

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    Who the **** left this open :O
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    Some things looked like they had literally been used that day!
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    Latchmere House
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    Entrance into the prison court yard
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    The inside of a cell....looking pretty basic
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    This place was in the process of being transformed, with continued ongoing work
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    Exterior shot (the lights seen in the distance are within Latchmere House)
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    Stairs leading to further coridors of cells
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    A free porn magazine...message for uncensored pic haha ;)
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    Corridor of cells
     

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  2. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    Oi why did you censor that porn mag :mad:
     
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    Sadly it's now as flat as a witches tit apart from Latchmere House. I did expect this to be a bit more prison like inside, it seemed a bit like a holiday camp.
     
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    ledgehammer 28DL Regular User
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    still, nice to do a prison...
     
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    kkj 28DL Regular User
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    Yea not surprised, looked like they were getting ready for demolition when I was there. I believe Latchmere House itself is listed. The prison seemed mostly well kept and in pretty good condition and judging by evidence found during my explores, most of he inmates were juvenile.
     
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    TheTimeChamber The other one
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    Balls, I forgot about this one and have now missed it! Great to see some shots from it, I spent too long poking about trying to find a way in (the my lanky frame could fit through)
     
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