Share your story

If you have lived or worked in a Victorian-era prison, we would like to hear from you.

Take part in this project

  • Are you a former employee of HMPPS, with experience of working in Victorian-era prisons?
  • Do you have experience of living in a Victorian-era prison?

If you are interested in helping the research team understand more about these buildings, please fill out the form below.

What is involved

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, interviews will be carried out via telephone or online video call (e.g. Zoom), at a date and time convenient to you.

During the interview, we would ask you:

  • Your memories of living or working in a Victorian-era prison
  • What the prison building was like, and how this changed over time
  • Positive and negative aspects of Victorian-era prisons

Contact us

If you would like to share your story, please complete our contact form and a member of the project team will contact you to arrange an interview.