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Prisoners cutting grass at Wormwood Scrubs, London

Prisoners cutting grass at Wormwood Scrubs, London
Photograph taken Early 20th century © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB73/07077

Various parts of the 'Scrubs' were built using prison labour between 1874 and 1891. It was the first prison to use the Telegraph Pole layout. Here prisoners are working on the prison gardens. Note that the uniforms of the inmates still bear their characteristic arrows.