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    I have used the search facility on the boards, and I can't see any reference to this video, but apologies if it has been posted before.

    Before I retired I was tasked with setting up a prison library within Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.
    There was a prison library in existence, but due to various circumstances it had been allowed to fall into a sorry state.

    My job was to stock it with books, DVD's and CD's for the prisoners, and staff.

    It was a fascinating job liaising with officers and prisoners on the project.
    I was given a tour of the Prison and saw where the condemned cell and execution chamber used to be.

    This video is just over 16 minutes long and shows retired prison officer Frank McKue revisiting the gallows and condemned cell in Barlinnie.

    It's a remarkable little piece of social history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOkWCUqKGe0&t=877s

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    Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post
    I have used the search facility on the boards, and I can't see any reference to this video, but apologies if it has been posted before.

    Before I retired I was tasked with setting up a prison library within Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow.
    There was a prison library in existence, but due to various circumstances it had been allowed to fall into a sorry state.

    My job was to stock it with books, DVD's and CD's for the prisoners, and staff.

    It was a fascinating job liaising with officers and prisoners on the project.
    I was given a tour of the Prison and saw where the condemned cell and execution chamber used to be.

    This video is just over 16 minutes long and shows retired prison officer Frank McKue revisiting the gallows and condemned cell in Barlinnie.

    It's a remarkable little piece of social history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOkWCUqKGe0&t=877s
    Interesting short film, Barn!

    I remember going to "The Bar-L" as part of a forensic psychology module when I was at Uni.

    Thanks for posting!

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