Prisons, Gaols, Jails, Asylums, Iron Bars & Court Houses

A collection of images and writings showcasing the many prisons and court houses throughout history and their purpose in society.

Recent Work

  • Prison Walls by DVJPhotography
  • Teddy On Her Majesty's Service by MidnightMelody
  • Aradale by DVJPhotography
  • Asylum by DVJPhotography
  • Scary Place by Lanis Rossi
  • Prison Tower by DVJPhotography
  • Chair by DVJPhotography
  • McDowell Ave Pier & Alcatraz Island by inknimage
  • Out for a Walk by Valerie Rosen
  • Table, dish & spoon. by Ian Ramsay
  • Prisoners personal property. by Ian Ramsay
  • Abandoned Surgical Center, NY by kailani carlson

About This Group

The Historic Prisons & Court Houses group will provide an outlet to showcase the many prisons, court houses, lockups, maybe the vehicles used to transport prisoners and items that may be related to the judicial system, e.g. handcuffs, leg irons, batons, etc. It is a requirement of the group that the image be fully titled and described together with any historic information to add interest and to inform the viewer. Written work should be related to the above and as this site may be used by students for history purposes the work should not be offensive or pornographic. Please enter your best work only – I’m sure we can make this a great site.

See the group rules and join this group here