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    Default The Dana prison (shrewsbury prison)


    so back in march me jordan lee went to this prison for a ghost hunt and on the walk about i just loved the look of the place and ive always wanted to photograph a prison we have been so busy with other locations and ghost hunts but monday i asked the boys could we go back and we returned saturday enjoyed my visit here.currently editing the video will be up on my channel in the next few days my channel is exploring with kurt
    i will post some history about the place.




    HM Prison Shrewsbury was a Category B/C men's prison in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It closed in March 2013.

    The former prison site, on Howard Street, adjacent to Shrewsbury railway station, is near the site of the Dana Gaol, a medieval prison. The name The Dana is still often used for the prison, as well as being the name of the road to one side of the prison and the pedestrian route that runs from near the front of the prison into the town centre via a footbridge over the station. The now disused platform 8 at the station, masked from the opposite platform by a high wall, was used for transporting prisoners between 1868 and the First World War.

    There has been a prison on the site since 1793, the original building being constructed by Thomas Telford to plans by Shrewsbury architect John Hiram Haycock the present prison building was constructed in 1877. The prison took female convicts until 1922.

    Between 1902 and 1961 the following seven people were executed by hanging within the walls of HMP Shrewsbury for the crime of murder

    Before closure, Shrewsbury was a Category B/C prison accepting adult males from the local courts in its catchment area. Accommodation at the prison consisted of double occupancy cells in mostly Victorian buildings. The prison offered education and workshops to inmates. A Listener Scheme was also available to prisoners at risk of suicide or self-harm.

    In January 2013, it was announced that the prison was scheduled for closure. The last inmates were transferred from Shrewsbury to other prisons on 27 February 2013, ahead of its closure in March






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    ShrewsBury Prison by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    ShrewsBury Prison by kurt roberts, on Flickr


    ShrewsBury Prison by kurt roberts, on Flickr

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    ShrewsBury Prison by kurt roberts, on Flickr


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    Very nice report, I like the opening shot of the front of the building.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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