Police and policing by Dr Denise Amos


National Archives

A large proportion of prison records are held at National Archives. A comprehensive list of records can be found as part of the Research Guide 88 Sources for convicts and prisoners including the following relating to Nottinghamshire:

Nottinghamshire Archives

Police/Law courts

The Archives have a extensive range of material dating back to 1629. Examples include:


Note: There are no records kept for HMPs Lowdham, Ranby or Whatton held at NA.

Galleries of Justice

There is an extensive library (Wolfson Study Centre) at the Galleries which has a number of collections including famous crimes and trials; the Rainer Foundation Archive on the founding society of the Probation Service and Reform; Criminal identification books as well as a library collection containing historical and contemporary books, and videos.