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women in prison

‘I can’t cope with a lot of noise. I just want peace and quiet'


‘Nothing is private. I don’t like going to a male officer for things. I wasn’t brought up like that’


‘Prison ages you. No proper nutrition, no fresh air, no medication to aid me as I age’


'I never felt old till I came to prison'


‘You can’t put two older women in a cell together. We can’t get up on the top bunk’


‘If you’re old and quiet they think they can move you about. We have to stick together and say ‘You can’t do that’


Claire Angel and I customised a prison issue-type sweatshirt with handwritten notes and a chatelaine of chains and keys

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