Dickens' father was imprisoned at Marshalsea for debt in February 2, 1824 and released on May 28th,1824. The prison, shown here in an 1799 map, is in Southwark, south of King Street, east of Borough High Street and north of Mermaid Court. It was closed in 1842.

Source:  Horwood R. South London, 1799 in Barker F, Jackson P. The History of London in Maps, 1990. 
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