These convicts all served time at the female-only jail...

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As part of Chancellor George Osborne’s £1.3 billion overhaul of the UK prison service, in his Autumn Statement, he announced the sale of HMP Holloway.

First opened in 1852, it became the first women-only prison in 1902, and five women were executed there between 1903 and 1955.

Now its land will be used to provide up to 5,000 new homes.

Here we take a look back at some of its most famous inmates…

1. Maxine Carr

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Carr’s then boyfriend Ian Huntley killed 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in 2002.

She served 21 months in jail – some of it in Holloway – for giving Huntley a false alibi, but was released in May 2004 and given a new identity.

 

2. Emily Davison

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Suffragette Emily Davison became one of the first women to be force fed after her imprisonment in Holloway in 1912.

She died the following year, famously throwing herself in front of the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby.

 

3. Cynthia Payne

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Notorious brothel madam Cynthia Payne, who died in November 2015, aged 82, spent six months in Holloway in 1980.

She became famous after hilarious evidence at her trial for running a brothel at her Streatham home revealed how clients at her sex parties paid for sex with luncheon vouchers.

Two films, Personal Services, starring Julie Walters, and Wish You Were Here, starring Emily Lloyd, were made about her life.

 

4. Myra Hindley

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After being found guilty of the Moors murders in 1966, alongside her lover Ian Brady, Hindley was banged up in Holloway.

Hindley was jailed for three murders – but it later emerged she and Brady murdered five victims between 1963 and 1966.

Jailed at Holloway, Hindley spent 36 years in prisons in the UK, before dying of a chest infection in 2002, aged 60.

 

5. Vicky Pryce

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Pryce spent just four days in Holloway, after being sentenced to eight months in jail for accepting speeding points on behalf of her husband, Chris Huhne. After that, she moved to an open prison.

The offence committed in 2003, came to light when Huhne was Energy and Climate Change Secretary in the last Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government.

 

6. Ruth Ellis

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The last woman to be hanged in Britain, Ellis was executed at Holloway in 1955.

She had been sentenced to death for the murder of her lover, David Blakely, after shooting him five times outside a North London pub.

The former nightclub hostess and model was just 28 when she was hanged.

 

7. Rose West

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Convicted of 10 murders committed between 1973 and 1987, alongside hubby Fred, nine months after his January 1995 suicide, Rose West went on trial.

Jailed for life, with a recommendation she never be released, West, now a resident at HMP Low Newton in Durham, was briefly in Holloway.