What is gaol?

  • (noun): A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).
    Synonyms: jail, jailhouse, clink, slammer
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on gaol:

Mount Gambier Gaol
... There are two correctional institutions with the name Mount Gambier ... Mount Gambier Gaol, the original gaol, which is now a museum ...
Beaumaris Gaol
... Beaumaris Gaol is a disused jail located in Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales ... War the town's air raid siren was located in the gaol and was kept in operation during the Cold War in case of nuclear attacks ... The gaol's chapel is not original to the building, and the pews and pulpit were sourced from a chapel being renovated elsewhere on the island ...
Sligo Jail - Notable Events
... The final public hanging at Sligo Gaol occurred on 19 August 1861 when 26 year old Ballymote native Mathew Phibbs, also known as the "Ballymote Slasher", was hanged for murdering ... Army (IRA) undertook a raid on Sligo Gaol with the aim of liberating Frank Carty, the OC of the South Sligo Brigade of the IRA and the newly-elected Sinn Féin ... the period of the Second World War a number of German spies were held in Sligo Gaol ...
The Second Charlotte County Gaol
... The next prison, now known as the "Old Gaol," was constructed in an attempt to correct all that was wrong about the previous one ... They occupy the first floor of the Gaol and are six by eight feet in size ... Upstairs in the Gaol were four cells intended for women, children and debtors ...
Ballarat Gaol
... The Ballarat Gaol, a former maximum security prison for males, females and children, is located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia ... Port Phillip and holding yards in Ballarat, the gaol operated between 1862 and 1965 ...

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