Go To Jail
At the Library of Birmingham
Observe a replica cell, which - in line with current government regulations - measures 3.75m by 2.5m and houses two adult males, for what can be up to 23 hours a day. Stay on the outside, or dive in and join the former inmates (now performers) in incarceration, to learn of their sentences and how their experiences have affected their lives. You can additionally lodge your views on the sentences that were handed down to the prisoners using a touch-screen console and set what 'privileges' you believe the prisoners should be entitled to in their cells; these could include such ‘comforts’ as a guitar, newspapers, or a television. UntilMarch 12 (Tuesday to Saturday), Go To Jail can also be experienced at Shop Front Theatre, Coventry fromApril 26 to 30. Entry is free.
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