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Wandsworth Prison

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Wandsworth Prison

Building  From 1851 

Categories: Architecture

A category B men's prison on Heathfield Road SW18, known as the Surrey House of Correction when it first opened. Oscar Wilde was originally imprisoned here before being moved to Reading Gaol, and surprisingly, James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King, was held here before being extradited to the USA. Another inmate was the WW2 traitor William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), who was executed here.

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Oscar Wilde - Clapham Junction

The plaque was unveiled by actor Russell Tovey and Mayor of Wandsworth, Lesli...

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