The original jail was built for King George III in 1779. The Jail you see today was built by the prisoners who brought the 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s “Cuckoo Quarry”. During the First World War the Jail held state papers and the Doomsday book – The Crown Jewels have also been kept here in the past. Imagine being sentenced to even a week in such desolation, a very lonely life with the knowledge each day would bring more of the same cold, hunger and hard labour, on the treadmill as a civil prisoner, or “cannon ball” catch for naval prisoners; designed to keep you fit for battle on your release.
Adam and Paula have investigated this jail twice. With KII communication with a lady called Catherine amongst others. Adam sensed he was communicating with the hangman and the KII confirmed this. Interestingly, a picture taken of Paula in the stocks, shows a transfiguration effect, corresponding with her sense of feeling disconnected at this level of the jail.