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Keys and Cuffs

Keys and Cuffs
The Inside Stories
The History of the Isle of Man / Manx Prisons
1417 – 2008

This is the first comprehensive history of the Manx Penal System covering the 500 year period of the use of the Islands two castles as prisons, prior to the building of a purpose built prison in Douglas, the Island’s New Capital in 1891. This prison was closed in 2008 and prisoners moved to a new £40 Million prison at Jurby in the North of the Island.

The book, written by N. D. Quilliam – a former Manx prison officer, gives a detailed account of social history and daily routines. The 16 chapters and appendix cover all aspects including a detailed article on the last execution in 1872. It has 45 photographs, maps and letters, including one from the Hang Man.

Crime has been with us since man was first created, and unfortunately will continue, but the prison system helps to reduce crime. This book gives you the insights to a life behind bars!

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