Female prisons and borstals were intended to encourage respectability in women and girls. Rachel Bennett explores how one person challenged these efforts.
Dr Oisín Wall discusses how a campaign for proper psychiatric treatment for one prisoner began a national conversation about prisoners’ mental health in 1970s Ireland.
Public Engagement Officer Flo Swann looks back on the first run of our project, Past Time, at HMP Hewell with Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation)
Dr Sarah Richardson a guest blogger, writes about Suffragist Annie Cobden Sanderson who was imprisoned in Holloway in 1906.
Janet Weston reflects on making and launching Positive in Prison, an audio docu-drama based on her research.
An audio docu-drama exploring the experiences of those who lived through the HIV/AIDs crisis in the 1980’s in Mountjoy prison.
A new commission with multiple award winning Irish theatre company.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland reflect on their involvement in the production of Disorder Contained with Talking Birds theatre company and ask what historians can learn and gain from the process.
‘The Trial’ is the working title for a new visual art project due for public exhibition in April 2018.
‘Health Inside: Thinking About Prisoners’ Right to Healthcare’ is a new public art project due for exhibition in June 2018, which will focus on health and welfare provision in Irish and English prisons.