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.
Prisons spy on inmates' telephone conversations to make sure the crooks aren't trafficking drugs or organizing gang riots from behind bars. But does this monitoring infringe on their rights?
If you need an analogy for PRISM, one apt comparison would be to HBO's show "The Wire." Just swap "U.S. government" for Baltimore police, "Internet data" for phone wiretaps, and name the target as "really anyone" instead of drug traffickers. Got it?