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Danish prison records

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Re: Danish prison records

Posted: 1363453715000
Classification: Query
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By 1866 only two places in Denmark were referred to as "Tugthuset", se below. Other (more local) prisons were often called "Arrest" or "Arresthus".

If the term Tugthuset is used correctly then it must be in Horsens or Vridsloeselille (both State prisons).

The list of convicts from Horsens 1870 is available online. I'm not sure about Vridsloeselille, but I'll check that.

To find Horsens Tugthus (the State prison in Jutland) go to:

- Aargang: 1870
- Stedbetegnelse: Koebstad
- Amt: Skanderborg
- Sogn: Horsens
- Gade: Diverse

Click "Diverse" at bottom/right
The file will open in a new window (NB: requires Java to be activated).

However, you'll only see the prisoners listed with name. To find out about the conviction you need (as stated above by the former poster) to get access to the prison records (not online).
For Vridsloeselille (on Zealand near Copenhagen)
- Aargang: 1870
- Stedbetegnelse: Landsogn
- Amt: København
- Herred: Smoerum
- Sogn: Herstedvester

The list of convicts begins from page 42.

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