This website is a research project created by Trinity College students. Using New-Gate’s archival materials, state documents, and individual records, we took a deeper dive into the experiences of incarcerated people at Old New-Gate Prison. The site has served as and will continue to be an ongoing endeavor with compiled resources.


Created to document individual lives, legal circumstances, and conditions pertaining to New-Gate’s evolution. Additionally, our goal is to humanize the plights of incarcerated people at New-Gate and provide visitors with a deeper informational background composed of facts to understand incarceration during this period further.


This website has been developed from the research, writing, and findings of the following students:

Camille Valentincic & Zeinab Bakayoko (2021)

Zoë Gill & Madison Wilson (2022)

Ava Caudle & Elizabeth Ochoa (2023)