Victoria Road Prison demolition
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Former Isle of Man prison guard tells of 'haunted' cells

Prisoners at the Isle of Man's Victorian prison used to put bibles under their beds to protect them from "bad spirits", a former prison guard has said.

In 2008, the Victorian prison was decomissioned and inmates were transferred to a new £41.7m facility in the north of the island. It is now being demolished.

Norman Quilliam joined the prison service in 1967, having first been turned down for being an inch to short.

The 73-year-old, said: "I met some interesting people inside those walls. I also met some atrocious ones. But there were also many things that I couldn't explain."

  • 16 Nov 2012