Visit to Reading Prison

Artangel have organised an open house of Reading prison with art installations. Although the art is few and far between being able to experience a prison so old that was in use until a few years ago is a rare opportunity to read the graffiti of prisoners and witness the inside of a prison. There were photos of inmates taken in the late nineteenth century when they were women, men and children as young as ten incarcerated together. I would have enjoyed a sign pointing out Oscar Wilde’s cell but the large number of visitors show the popularity of such a unique experience.

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