Banishment 1960 – 1975

The Zink Tronk is on the far right; F-Section on the left.

The Zink Tronk, built during the 1960s from corrugated iron, was a large rectangular building with guard posts at each corner and a large courtyard in the middle. It was specifically built to house large numbers of prisoners and had general cells, a library, ablution facilities and a clinic.

The Zink Tronk was barricaded by a high fence, built on the north side of the current MSP, next to its F and G sections. After the MSP was built, the area of the Zink Tronk was used as a sports field and tennis court by the general section prison population. The Zink Tronk was demolished in the mid-1970s.

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