Door from demolished Debtor's Prison. This debtor's prison door stood in High Street, Birmingham. Note the bars through which charitable passers-by dropped coins to the inmates. Unlike the main prison, there was alot more sympathy towards the inmates in the debtor's prison, as many in business could be at risk of ending up there if their business dealings did not go well. The Debtor's Prison was tucked down an alley on Birmingham's High Street, inside the Court of Requests building.
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King's Bench Debtors Prison - The Massacre of St George's Fields was started here : Borough, Southwark, London : The King's Bench Prison was a prison from medieval times until it was closed and demolished in 1880. It took its name from the King's Bench court of law in which cases of defamation, bankruptcy and other misdemeanour's were heard; as such, the prison was often used as a debtor's prison until the practice was abolished in the 1860s. Although one of the largest London…