Doing Time exhibition

13 March - 28 April 2023
In the Link Gallery until 31 March, thereafter in The Stripe foyer, University of Winchester



 Doing Time is a thought-provoking exhibition sharing the stories of the people who live and work at Winchester Prison, supported by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

photo of prison officer taken from behind with view through to prison

The exhibition and an accompanying book tell the story of 175 years of Winchester Prison history, the harsh prison regimes of the past and today’s focus on education, training and reform. Prison life is revealed in a series of interviews with staff including Governor James Bourke who shares the challenges of supporting prisoners with complex social, mental and physical needs.

The impact of what often can be life-changing education and training, healthcare and counselling is told in the words of prisoners who have turned their lives around at HMP Winchester. The book and exhibition were written by Winchester Magazine editor Liz Kavanagh who spent over six months visiting the prison before, after and during the pandemic when prisoners were almost permanently locked in cells. The exhibition was curated by Leonie Mountney.Photography by award-winning Winchester photographer Javaid Akhtar features throughout, revealing the stark reality of prison life.

The book is available from PG Wells for £7.99

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