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Baggage dumping

After visiting the various cell-spaces within the house, you might like to consider what you would like to be rid of. Maybe you came in with some presuppositions and assumptions you would like to shed? Maybe there are experiences or things you have done you would now like to leave behind.

If there are things you would like to leave here, then make a note of what you would like to leave, in your diary.

Confession and repentance

If you would like to consider what you would like to leave behind in a more formal and prayerful way, you can use the following prayers of confession and repentance:

For all the times we have failed to remember those in prison without justice
Lord, have mercy

For all the times we have judged others without examining ourselves
Lord, have mercy

For all the times we have been too lazy to find out the truth
Lord, have mercy

For all the times we have ignored chances to right wrongs
Lord, have mercy

For all the times we have been forgotten those who need us to remember them
Lord, have mercy

For all the times we have left you, Jesus, in prison without visitors
Lord, have mercy

Lord of the earth, we have failed to do your will,
We ask your forgiveness in sorrow and humility,
Help us to do better in days to come
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord

House arrest: Review your thoughts and ideas
Parole: Focus on Jesus
Release: Will you be allowed to leave?
© CTBI and MTAG 2012

Navigating the pathways

From here, you can travel as a visitor through a number of pathways through the various cell-spaces finding out what it is like to be an inmate here.

You can mix and match your journey through the different spaces depending on what you would most like to explore, study or do.

Yellow Blue Green Pink

Holding Cell

  • Welcome and warning
  • Guantanamo Bay

Solidarity through Scripture

  • Psalm 107, 142
  • Isaiah 42
  • Matthew 25
  • Acts 5,12,16
  • Hebrews 13


  • Images of imprisonment
  • Game – free the prisoner


  • Gift giving/Baggage
  • Dumping
  • Confession


Voices from and about imprisonment

Hope in time of darkness

  • Prayers
  • For those in prison, justice authorities, hostages, condemned


  • Websites for research
  • Amnesty

House arrest

  • Diary/blog
  • Review journal entries


  • Excerpt from Unreconciled?
  • News article about Liu Xiaobo

Finding a way to Freedom

Music - Songs, Hymns, Classical music


Films, books, CDs


  • Footsteps of Jesus
  • Passion of Jesus in John's gospel

Condemned cell

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Fr Maximilian Kolbe

Room 101

  • Woza
  • Fr Kolbe
  • Brian Keenan
  • Andy McNab




Empty your rucksack, and fill it with what? Will you be able to leave?