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Cassie Britland

Underworlds Prison – Cassie Britland It’s 8pm on a Wednesday summer night. The sun is still high in the sky, but hidden behind rain clouds and thick, black smoke. I am standing outside Strangeways Prison and an old mill next door is burning to the ground. I was at work when a friend told me about the fire. It was a coincidence because I’d been to Strangeways the day before – had walked down Southall Street, where the doomed mill was located, and taken a photograph of it because I liked the way it looked. When I heard what had happened today, there was no

in Manchester
Un Condamné à mort s’est échappé, Pickpocket and Le Procès de Jeanne d’Arc
Keith Reader

for this, though as Sylvie Lindeperg points out the film ‘relègue la dimension temporelle de l’événement dans un hors-champ sonore, et la Résistance, dépouillée de son historicité, s’y trouve réduite au rang d’expérience mentale’ 1 (Lindeperg 1996 : 261). The film is based on André Devigny’s account of his real-life escape from the Montluc prison in Lyon – the very prison in which Klaus Barbie had had Jean Moulin tortured

in Robert Bresson
Panikos Panayi

5 Prison camp societies As the months lengthened into years the prisoners sorted out their own civilization: there were theatres, there were camp orchestras with players whose names had been well-known in pre-War London, there were football leagues and tennis matches, there were classes of every description from art to political economy.1 Introduction Although German internees in Britain faced problems of separation and isolation from families, which led some of them into bouts of depression, their experience away from the trenches and zones of direct conflict

in Prisoners of Britain
Thomas Mathiesen

9780719079740_C05.qxd 5 22/2/10 15:10 Page 101 Thomas Mathiesen Ten reasons for not building more prisons1 This essay deals with the future of prisons. Should we have more prisons? I think not. Instead, I propose a total ban on prison construction. I have the industrialised, wealthy countries of the West in mind, where there is an economy which makes the construction of new prisons possible, and tempting for governments. In other parts of the world, where the prison issue is just as acute but where there is no such economy, a different medicine will be

in Incarceration and human rights
Sonja Tiernan

10 Prison reform and military conscription in Ireland ‘Outcast from joy and beauty, child of broken hopes forlorn’1 Markievicz was transferred to England on 8 August 1916, just days after Casement’s execution. Gore-Booth and Roper were the first people granted a visit to see her at Aylesbury Prison. The women, dressed in their brightest clothes, finally saw Markievicz after months apart.2 By now Gore-Booth and Markievicz were known to the authorities as women actively and publicly working against the British establishment. Not surprisingly the conversation

in Eva Gore-Booth
Stephen Shute

9780719079740_C03.qxd 3a 22/2/10 15:10 Page 61 Stephen Shute Mental illness, preventive detention, prison, and human rights1 Throughout his long and distinguished career, Larry Gostin has campaigned tirelessly to improve the way modern societies treat those experiencing mental illness. In his essay for the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, Gostin again turns his attention to this topic. Using language that pulls no punches, he catalogues the appalling inhumanities that people with mental illness have had to endure and condemns what he describes as a ‘vicious cycle

in Incarceration and human rights
Anne Owers

9780719079740_C01.qxd 1 22/2/10 15:10 Page 9 Anne Owers Prisons inspection and the protection of human rights1 This essay is about why independent inspection of places of custody is a necessary part of human rights protection, and how that independence is manifested and preserved in practice. In this society, incarceration is the highest penalty that the state can impose – and, increasingly, that is the case in many countries of the world as international pressure to abolish the death penalty grows. The expansion of the Council of Europe and the insistence

in Incarceration and human rights
Hamlet and the rules of art
Richard Wilson

have you … deserved at the hands of Fortune that she sends you to prison hither?’ This sparring about performing in ‘confines, wards, and dungeons’ [ 2,2,230–7 ] suggests that, however mouth-watering the invitations Browne brought from the continent, they must have been equivocally received: ‘Gentlemen, you are welcome to Elsinore. Your hands, come. Th’appurtenance of welcome

in Free Will
Steve Chibnall

-brother of the Boultings (with whom Lee Thompson’s editor and cinematographer had established their careers), Cotes was a leading West End theatre director and a senior producer for both the BBC and Associated Rediffusion. He was married to the actress and television personality Joan Miller, who had played one of the prison officers in Yield to the Night

in J. Lee Thompson
Drawings by Peruvian Shining Path war survivors
Anouk Guiné

Iconography of a prison massacre: drawings by Peruvian Shining Path war survivors Anouk Guiné In Peru, many artists and their works are still under the strict surveillance of mainstream art and political institutions. The hostile climate is the product of a highly polarised country whose state ideological apparatuses are controlled by fierce opponents of the Partido Comunista del Perú (PCP, Communist Party of Peru), also known as Sendero Luminoso (SL, Shining Path). In 1963 after the Sino-Soviet split, the PCP began preparing a ‘proletarian revolution’. The

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution