COURT & PRISON
What was it like for a child on their first day in Prison?
Look carefully at the instructions for new prisoners above.
Why do you think these rules were made and why were they were
strictly enforced? Cast you mind back to your first day at school.
List all the feelings you had as you walked in that day.
Imagine you are a Victorian child prisoner. How would you have
felt as the prison door slammed shut, the warden locked the door
and you were left alone to start your prison sentence?
Bosworth Primary School, Nottingham, wrote
about going to prison.
Next: What was daily life in prison like?