Holloway prison was originally built as the New City of London Prison in 1852. At that time it was a local prison holding both male and female prisoners and run by the local authorities; it was not until 1877 that the Prisons Act transferred the administration of all local prisons to central government. In 1902 Holloway was re-designated and became the first female-only local prison in England.
HMP Holloway: History and Sources
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