House of Unjust Imprisonment
In this cell-space we have collected together some images for you to look at and think about. You might like to take some time to think about what you are looking at and to note your reactions and feelings.
What do you think it might be like to be behind these bars and in these places? You might like to write down any thoughts, ideas or reactions which come to you in your blog, journal or notebook.
If you are doing this with a group you might like to make copies of the pictures and put them up around your own group space.
Activity: Yes or No
Divide your group into two equal sides with one or two 'prisoners' left over. The people on one side are 'guards' and the people on the other side are 'activists'. The prisoner(s) is the invigilator who is listening for the words 'yes' or 'no'.
An activist picks a guard and has up to 10 questions which the guard must answer without using the word 'no'. If the guard fails, the guard is out of the game.
When the first activist has had 10 questions, a guard can interrogate one of the activists to try to get them to say the word 'yes'. If the activist fails, they are out of the game.
The game continues with 10 questions each until all the guards or all the activists are out of the game. If the guards win, the prisoner cannot be released. If the activists win, the prisoner(s) can go free.
What do you want to do now? Where else will your journey take you?