exhibition: images of incarceration

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The Independent Culture
While one prison inmate is on 24-hour lock-down in a strip cell, another prisoner is playing tennis. Ursula Smartt's journey around the penitentiaries of the world has produced a unique insight into the enormous disparity in regimes from one jail to another.

A German-born former Glasgow PE teacher, Smartt became a radio presenter in Hull before turning to academia. She is now a senior lecturer in the School of Law at Thames Valley University, and an adviser to the Prison Service on jail conditions.

An exhibition of her photography, Images of Incarceration, will be opened by the former chief inspector of prisons, Sir Stephen Tumim (below), on Monday (18 Jan) at 7.30pm.

St Mary's Road, Ealing, London W5 (tickets in advance: 0181-231 2779) Mon-28 Feb