Gallery: Pit of Shame – Henry Kelly visit to Reading Gaol

Journalist and broadcaster Henry Kelly was so enthused by Anthony Stokes’ book he wanted to visit Reading prison for himself. Guided by Pit of Shame author Anthony Stokes he saw the condemned cell, the corridors, the bars, walls and graves. You can listen to the resulting radio show here (opens in new window).… Read more “Gallery: Pit of Shame – Henry Kelly visit to Reading Gaol”

Gallery: Pit of Shame – Launch at HMP&YOI Reading

Author Anthony Stokes showcased Reading gaol’s rich history as his book was launched in the prison chapel. Following the official proceedings led by Governor Pauline Bryant, some of those attending were treated to a tour of the prison – including the site where hanged prisoners were buried anonymously (Anthony has now marked each grave with a plaque).… Read more “Gallery: Pit of Shame – Launch at HMP&YOI Reading”

Gallery: The Blantyre House Prison Affair Launch

Launch at the House of Lords

The Lord David Trimble invited guests into what could have been the very committee rooms where Tom Murtagh was vilified by the Home Affairs Select Committee. Also joined by Martin Narey, Ted Butt and Bryan Gibson, Murtagh put his case to the room – something he was originally denied as the committee sought their own agenda.… Read more “Gallery: The Blantyre House Prison Affair Launch”

Gallery: Drama with Offenders and People at Risk

Geese Theatre UK was formed in 1987 and is renowned across the criminal justice field. Members of the company devise and perform issue-based plays and conduct workshops and training in prisons, young offender institutions, probation centres and related settings. The company has worked in virtually every prison and each probation area in the UK and Ireland – and also works with youth offending teams.… Read more “Gallery: Drama with Offenders and People at Risk”