Prison’s usefulness recognised

Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, in the 1930s
Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, in the 1930s

Queen Victoria hands out 12 VCs in Portsmouth

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Built in 1879, Kingston Prison, Milton, Portsmouth, was closed by 1931.

However, within a few short years its usefulness was recognised and it was reopened.

Conditions at the prison today are far removed from the spartan regime of the late 1930s when this picture was taken.