Prison’s usefulness recognised

Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, in the 1930s
Kingston Prison, Portsmouth, in the 1930s
The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

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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.