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Report (Permission Visit) Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, Hampshire, September 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Weeble, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Weeble

    Weeble Having a blonde moment
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    History from Wikipedia:
    HM Prison Kingston is a former Category B/C men's prison. Kingston Prison was originally built in 1877 as a Victorian radial design prison. Kingston has had a varied history. At one point the building was used for a boys' borstal, and then became a police station during World War II.
    In 1965 capital punishment for murder was abolished in Britain and, as a result, Kingston began exclusively to hold inmates serving life sentences. Kingston became the only prison in England and Wales to have a unit exclusively for elderly male prisoners serving life sentences. In April 2003 a report from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons stated that the elderly prisoner unit at Kingston provided unacceptable conditions for its inmates. The report detailed that movement in the unit was severely restricted, there was insufficient privacy and the rooms had too little natural light, poor ventilation and in some cases no power points.
    Soon afterwards Kingston was redesignated as a more general category B and C prison, the elderly prisoner unit moving to HMP Norwich. From April 2012 Kingston became mainly a Category C prison, holding a high percentage of inmates serving life sentences.
    On 10 January 2013 it was announced that Kingston Prison would close "in the next few months", as part of a wider prisons closure programme established by the Ministry of Justice. The prison formally closed on 28 March 2013. The former prison site is currently up for sale, though there is a campaign to retain the site for use by the local community

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  2. Altair

    Altair Poking holes since '84
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    Like it, another on the list! Great shots too :thumb
     
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    Wow, it looks nothing like this from the road. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. professor frink

    professor frink Reppin Bumbaclaat
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    Nice work, that's mint inside looks like it could reopen it.

    At least the high fences keep the chavs and pikeys out.
     
  5. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
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    Love this, it looks fresh as a daisy too, thanks for posting it up!
     
  6. Speed

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    I'm feeling a prison break coming on!
     
  7. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Yeah, very nice indeed, great report there and the pics are fantastic, thanks for sharin ':thumb
     
  8. Seagull

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    nice work Weebs
     
  9. ASOM

    ASOM One-Man Urbex Art Army
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    Nice one! A great location.
     
  10. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Nice to see inside this one mate :thumb
     
  11. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
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    Lovely, nice work :thumb
     
  12. girtrood

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    Absolutely brilliant and nice to see inside, well done.!
     
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