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Prison Records

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William

William Report 23 Jan 2013 08:18

I think my Grandfather James Riley spent some time in prison possibly between 1927-1931 or 1933-1937 He lived in gateshead at the time so it was possibly Durham Prison does anyone know how I can confirm this?

Reggie

Reggie Report 23 Jan 2013 10:04

Don't assume that he would necessarily have been sent somewhere local.

Depending on his crime, you might find something in the local papers for the time

William

William Report 23 Jan 2013 11:30

I am living i Australia now, how would I go about checking local papers?

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 23 Jan 2013 12:07

http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk

http://www.localhistorygateshead.com

Try these sites. If you can't find what you are looking for on line, send them an email. If they can't help, they will point you in the right direction.

William

William Report 23 Jan 2013 22:22

Thanks for that ill have a go.

Inky1

Inky1 Report 24 Jan 2013 16:07

There are newspapers on this site (at a cost!) but I don't think much of the search engine.
Try:-
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/

Yep. It is another Brightsolid site. But the advanced search engine is much easier to understand. Searches are free, but you have to pay to see articles.