The Day I went to Prison
Well I did pay to get into the prison like many others to see the Inside Reading Prison Art Exhibition which was on as part of the Reading Arts Festival but face it I did not go to see art I went along to see what the prison I used to see from the school yard and classroom next door was like. I'd always wondered what a prison looked like inside and as Reading Prison closed in 2013 I thought it would be rude to pass up the opportunity to look around . So I went along through the prison looking at what it had to offer and climbing staircases up the levels , looked in Oscar's cell and the floor he was on .
We even had the chance to visit the chapel which was now a recreation hall as the chapel was destroyed in the 1950s . The door to Oscar Wilde's cell was on show as part of the art exhibition . We took in all the floors of the prison which to me still looked Victorian and finally came out the way we went in where we past people coming in . It was an insight to me of a little of what a Victorian prison looked like.
- Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at 08:03
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