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Danish prison records

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Danish prison records

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 8:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello - I recently found that my great-great grandfather had served time in prison in Denmark. According to the probate record for his father, from 1866, my great-great grandfather was in "tugthuset", which I have seen translated as prison.

So, I'm hoping that prison records for that period exist and are available somewhere. If anyone out there is familiar with how the prison system in Denmark worked back then, would you be able to tell me if there were local prisons at various locations in Sjæland, or if someone lived on that island, were they sent to prison in Copenhagen? My gg grandfather lived in the county of Holbæk, not far from Copenhagen.

Also, would anyone know where I would search for prison records for that period?

Thanks,
John
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slide1967 26 Feb 2013 3:38PM GMT 
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