Prisons and prisoners in Norfolk

Introduction

Records relating to prisons and prisoners in Norfolk are not straightforward.

There are few admission and discharge registers, which means that other sources must be consulted.

The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) holds records of quarter sessions and petty sessions.

Assize records are held in The National Archives (TNA) which also has research guides as well as their records of courts and prisons.

Records referred to below are mainly found at the NRO, TNA and Norfolk Heritage Centre (NHC).