Workshop: The Empty Space of Holloway Prison

The workshop ‘The Empty Space of Holloway Prison’ was run by sociologist Carly Guest and criminologist Rachel Seoighe of Middlesex University. Carly and Rachel recap the experience of leading the session: We have been researching the lived experience of Holloway and the impact of its closure since 2016, and have been involved in various ways... Continue Reading →

Visiting Holloway Prison in 2016

Holloway Prison closed in summer 2016 - the last prisoner left on 17th June 2016. Until May it was the largest women’s prison in Britain, holding around 450 inmates. The prison was established in 1852 on Camden Road in Holloway, Islington, housing prisoners on remand, convicted women prisoners and debtors. It became female-only in 1902.... Continue Reading →

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