Watch the video: After Strangeways, webinar 1

Friday, 26 February 2021

Watch the video of our first 'After Strangeways' webinar held on Monday 22 February. 

Our first of five webinars, held on 22 February, focused on the state of prisons in the UK in the years leading up to the protest and presented rarely seen footage from Rex Bloomstein's documentary series, 'Strangeways' and 'Strangeways Revisited'. We heard from: 

  • Rex Bloomstein, film-maker
  • Eric Allison, prisons correspondent for The Guardian, co-author with Nicki Jameson of Strangeways 1990: A Serious Disturbance, and former prisoner, who spent over four years in Strangeways in the late 1960s/early 1070s
  • Elaine Player, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at King's College London and author of Prisons After Woolf: Reform through Riot
  • Richard Garside, Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (chair)