Behind The Walls At Winchester Prison

Liz Kavanagh, author of Doing Time, 175 Years of Winchester Prison reveals the prison's 175 years of history and the stories and challenges of those who live and work behind the walls today

25 November 2024 6pm to 7pm

Prison officer

Find out more about the public hangings of the past, internment of notable criminals, the inmates’ ‘newspaper’ created from stories shared in morse code on prison pipes by conscientious objectors in WW1, and the harsh punishments and living conditions endured by Victorian prisoners.

Contemporary prison life is revealed in the stories of those who work at the prison while the impact of what often can be life-changing education and training, healthcare and counselling is shared by those who have turned their lives around at HMP Winchester.

Doing Time: talk, downloadable book and accompanying exhibition is supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight,