Prisoner Processing - The Human Catalogue

Maitland Gaol's latest exhibition focuses on the methods used to process prisoners

Between 1867 and 1907 New South Wales trialled a series of different techniques for the receptions and processing of prisoners into gaols. Engaging the most modern techniques for the era, already being used across Europe, the NSW Prisons Service developed a
human catalogue of the criminals walking through its gates.

This exhibition explores three different reception and processing methods used over this 40 year period. These methods would form the foundations for reception systems used today by the NSW Department of Justice, including Corrective Services and the NSW Police.


Exhibition Dates – Saturday 7 July to Sunday 21 October 2018