Erika is really pleased to have been able to contribute to the Exhibition with 'The Closure of HMP Holloway' A2 Print, Postcards from Prison 3 hour slideshow loop, her Platted J-cloth bag and three original paintings of a typical room on D4 landing, the old mother and baby unit that had slightly bigger rooms and was actually furnished with carpet tiles!
The three paintings depict the 'Room with a view' located on the 4th floor of D block, the 'Prison Issue' collection of all the items that prisoners would get for free on a daily or weekly basis, anything other than this and meals, they had to buy on the Canteen sheet, one of which is also on show. Islington Museum are holding a number of associated events during the Exhibition's run.
The Museum has also taken audio recordings from Staff and Prisoners recording their stories for posterity to be kept as a part of the Museum archive.
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