Living Inside, Six voices from the history of Irish prison reform

Living Inside is an exhibition co-curated by artist Sinead Mc Cann, Associate Professor Catherine Cox (University College Dublin) and Dr Oisín Wall (University College Dublin)

A story of pain and protest, of change and continuity, the exhibition is about six lives entangled in the history of prison reform in Ireland. It tells this story by drawing from research by Dr Oisín Wall, the photographic work of Irish photojournalist Derek Speirs and historic objects from Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison. Living Inside explores how prisons shape people’s lives and have changed during the last fifty years.

The exhibition is part of a Wellcome Trust project ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850—2000’ led by Associate Professor Catherine Cox, School of History, University College Dublin.

Funded and supported by Wellcome Trust and UCD.

Documentation of the exhibition Living Inside, Kilmainham Jail Dublin, featuring a photograph of prisoner Karl Crawley Photograph: courtesy of Derek Speirs. Photograph of exhibition taken by Conor Mulhern Eyeon