Elizabeth Fry stone plaque in Norwich

Elizabeth Fry
1780 - 1845
Founded an Association for improving
the conditions of Female Prisoners
in Newgate 1817 and her efforts
resulted in a complete change of
prison management in this and
other Countries.
Born at Gurney House
in the adjacent Court

Elizabeth (Betsy) Fry (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845), née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons".Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2001, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.

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