Prison House

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Ice on a chain

Bishop Brian

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.

Bishop Brian

Chains and Restraints

Prison suggests confinement, loss of liberty and perhaps physical restraints such as chains, ropes, bars and locked doors. How do such images make you feel? Does it make you appreciate your freedom and liberty more?


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.

Continue: more images to reflect upon
© 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?