© Cat Sims 2018
Full page comic strip to accompany an article on 'Bang Up and Smash' - an overview of womens' prisons in the UK, and a political analysis of their physical and ideological construction - for the first edition of DOPE magazine.
Very little has been written about women’s prisons, especially in the UK, and most discourse is either patronising and gendered or detached and academic. ‘Bang Up and Smash’ aims to break with this, and put an anarchist critique at the heart of the discussion around prison. Jail and the prison society is pervasive in our culture, yet these institutions (and those that feed them) remain shrouded in mystery for many people.