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1053, LO/400/351
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Blackham, Henry, 1918 - , Interviewee, Male, Prison Officer
Speaker: Carswell, J, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Sketches progress from Principal Officer, Leicester Prison, to Chief Officer, Gartree Prison, Leicestershire. Talks about layout, building of Gartree. Details problems with design, inability to observe prisoners, lack of staff, prisoners being troublesome. Talks about protest on roof by prisoners at Leicester Prison, efforts to avoid publicity, getting them down. Mentions treatment of remand prisoners at Leicester, difference in visiting rights between Leicester and Gartree prisons, lack of rehabilitation, relations between officers and prisoners.
Place of birth: Birmingham
Education: To age 14
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation: Coach painter (Automobiles)
Mother's Occupation: Factory worker, Housewife
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s, 1970s
Language: English

Recording Date: 23/7/1987
Playing time: 27 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference: 1036, LO/391/342

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