Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon, 1940 - , Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Relates progess through Dover Priory Borstal [Kent] to Long Lartin Prison [Worcestershire]. Gives an account of life at Dover Priory: wages sytem, discipline, effect on boys, 'barons' [those who had supply of tobacco, money], animosity with warders, daily routine, example of how to attack boys at night, 'daddies' [hard men]; attitudes to homosexuality, to black prisoners. Description of life at Long Lartin: privileges, facilities such as workshops, protests, lack of tobacco barons, system for monitoring kitchen knives, drugs, daily routine, prison slang, brewing alcoholic 'hootch', fights, attitudes of prisoners. Reflects on effect of prison on prisoners.
Place of birth: Birmingham
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Kent, Worcestershire
Location: Town/Place: Dover Priory, Evesham
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Recording Date: 25/3/1987
Playing time: 1.05 hr
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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