Newgate, the name of a former prison in London. It stood at the western end of Newgate Street. The earliest mention of Newgate Prison in historical records dates from the 12th century. It was rebuilt several times, the last time during the late 18th century. The prison was torn down during 1902-03, and the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) was built on its site.
In their own vision of themselves, Yakuza descend from Robin-Hood-like characters who defended villages from bandits. Today, they operate as a collection of criminal gangs.
Ever wonder why you've been called for jury duty four times while your friend has never got a summons? Are you on some secret list of the "ready and available"? We'll give you the scoop.