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Turks and Caicos Islands Sights

Her Majesty's Prison

  • Pond St. Map It
  • Cockburn Town

Updated 01/14/2015

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This prison was built in the 19th century to house runaway slaves and slaves who survived the wreck of the Trouvadore in 1841. After the slaves were granted freedom, the prison housed criminals and even modern-day drug runners until it closed in the 1990s. The last hanging here was in 1960. Now you can see the cells, solitary-confinement area, and exercise patio. The prison is open only when there is a cruise ship at the port.

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Pond St., Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Updated 01/14/2015


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