Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

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Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Jkriss » 30 Jan 2011, 03:02

Hello,

My grandfather might have died in a prison in Sicily. Does anyone have a list of prison names?

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 30 Jan 2011, 04:13

A search of prisons in the Italian Phone Book produces the following results...
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... dv=sicilia

And a search of prisons in the Italian Yellow Pages produces 43 listings...
http://www.paginegialle.it/pgol/4-carcere/3-sicilia

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby ricbru » 30 Jan 2011, 12:27

In what town did he died?
let me know
bye Riccardo

Jkriss wrote:Hello,

My grandfather might have died in a prison in Sicily. Does anyone have a list of prison names?

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Jkriss » 30 Jan 2011, 16:35

Thanks T !!!! I will check those sites out.

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby ricbru » 30 Jan 2011, 16:36

in what town he died?
let me know
ciao Riccardo

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Jkriss » 30 Jan 2011, 16:42

Riccardo,

Both sets of my grandparents and my father came from Ramaaca, Catania - no one in the family knows my Great Grandfathers first name but his last name would have been Di Silvestro or possibly Silvestro. I am told he did died in a prison in Sicily but not sure which one, possibly a prison in Catania.

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby ricbru » 30 Jan 2011, 16:49

Well, probably he died in the prison of Catania Piazza Lanza.
If you want to know about your great grandfather name, last name and age, it is written on his son/daughter birth record.
Also in Catania State Archive there are the following records

C a r c e r e g i u d i z i a r i o d i C a t a n i a , bb., voIl. e regg. 381 (1861- 1882, 1891-1894, 1906-1930): < Atti diversi >. Elenchi.

I hope it helps
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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Jkriss » 30 Jan 2011, 17:23

Thank you, how can I contact Catania State Archive to view these records?

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby ricbru » 30 Jan 2011, 17:27

Well,
what I suggest you first, since you dont know the complete name, last name and approx date of birth, try to get the birth record of his son/daughter from Catania civil record office or Catania State Archive (it keeps civil records from 1820 to 1865).
After you read it, and you have complete informations, you should try to know more from the family, when and where he was arrested, so Catania State archive should keep some reports of his death in prison written by the correctional officer or warden of prison, for sure, Catania civil record office keeps his death record, but if you have not infos, you need to get them first, I hope it helps, bye Riccardo

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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby Jkriss » 30 Jan 2011, 17:32

thanks again, you have helped very much.
Bye
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Re: Names and locations of prisons in Sicily

Postby ricbru » 30 Jan 2011, 18:14

it was my pleasure,
bye Riccardo

Jkriss wrote:thanks again, you have helped very much.
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