Dutch term – Gevangenis

A gevangenis is a prison. The modern prison system was introduced in 1811. Many people went to jail, often for petty crimes.

Prison records can tell you if any of your ancestors ever went to jail. Read more about prison records.

Dome prison in Breda

Dome prison in Breda. Credits: Cultural Heritage Service

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