Hidden voices from behind the walls
LISTEN TO THE STORIES
The voices of people who lived and worked at the prison have been crucial to understanding the story of Holloway Prison. Use the links below to hear some of the voices from behind the walls.
Download or listen online to these six podcasts which feature excerpts of many of the oral histories collected during the project. Each reflects a specific theme that came out of our work.
Note: These are not suitable for people under 18 and contain some distressing themes.
Please find the podcast transcripts and references here:
The project has collected 29 oral histories, representing former prisoners, prison officers, education staff, healthcare, governors, charities and activists. If you would like to hear more get in touch with Islington Museum where the collection is held.
Our resident artist, Hannah Hull, was inspired by many of the stories recorded by Islington Museum in the oral histories. With her band, Burning Salt, she recorded the DIRT EP in response.
DIRT can be downloaded for free with a code available from Islington Museum or you can listen for free online (3 plays only).