To me, there is something VERY fishy about this History.
Newgate was Infamous. A Hell-Hole.
And then – tahdah – it suddenly became this amazingly beautiful building with DOME that is now known as the Highest Court in the Land.
Mmmn. OK. You were CONDEMNED in Newgate then and are (sometimes) condemned in the Old Bailey now.
Of all the famous prisoners that were given a “home” in Newgate (Newget in the vernacular) my fave has to be Jack Shepherd. He was a funny dude :o)