Prisons

Yorkshire prisons and their most notorious inmates

Yorkshire has many prisons, including high-security Category A facilities housing some of the UK’s best-known killers, sex offenders and robbers.

Charles Bronson, Ian Huntley and Robert Maudsley are just some of the notorious criminals who have been locked up in the county’s jails.

Karen Matthews was jailed for 8 years in January 2009 for her part in the kidnap of her 9-year-old daughter Shannon. She spent part of her sentence at New Hall prison, near Wakefield.

5. HMP New Hall - Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews was jailed for 8 years in January 2009 for her part in the kidnap of her 9-year-old daughter Shannon. She spent part of her sentence at New Hall prison, near Wakefield.
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Ian Huntley was convicted of the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2003 and was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. He was held at Wakefield Prison until January 2008 when he was moved to HMP Frankland.

6. HMP Wakefield - Ian Huntley

Ian Huntley was convicted of the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2003 and was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. He was held at Wakefield Prison until January 2008 when he was moved to HMP Frankland.
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Naseem Hamed, a former boxing champion, was jailed in 2006 for dangerous driving. Hamed admitted to driving his 320,000 Mercedes sports car dangerously at speeds of up to 90mph and colliding head-on with another car.

7. HMP Doncaster - Naseem Hamed

Naseem Hamed, a former boxing champion, was jailed in 2006 for dangerous driving. Hamed admitted to driving his 320,000 Mercedes sports car dangerously at speeds of up to 90mph and colliding head-on with another car.
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