Exercise Yard, Women's Prison, Stafford Gaol,

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Date:1869 - 1871 (c.)

Description:Female prisoners at silent exercise. They are supervised by a wardress in the sentry box. This area is now (2017) the exercise yard for D wing inmates.

Note the woman holding a child on the far right; it was once suggested at the Quarter Sessions that some women deliberately got themselves committed so they could have their babies delivered under better conditions.

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Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P82.54.19, img: 107 (8/669)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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