Banishment 1939 – now

Entrance to the Medium B security prison as it is today.
This building is on the northern edge of the village between Church Street and the East coast of the Island. The building dates back to the World War 2 period and was used from the late 1960s for common law prisoners. The oldest part comprises of three (3) blocks of equal width and a large hangar like structure with a curved roof.
Although this building comprises mainly of general cells, it does have some single cells that were used for isolation and punishment purposes. All the windows of the prison were barred and it was surrounded by 3 metre high walls topped with barbed wire. Currently the building is used as a multi-purpose learning centre and includes a conference/lecture room, an art studio, a resource centre, eating and accommodation facilities.
Inside the walls of the Medium B Prison.

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