Putting prisons into perspective

A visit to Pentridge is an immersion into the recent past of the Australian corrections system.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following article may contain the names of people who have died.

A couple of months ago I visited the redevelopment at Pentridge in Melbourne’s inner northern suburb of Coburg to check out the latest addition to the Palace group of cinemas (we saw the utterly delightful Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, in case you were wondering).

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Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.