The Guardian, January 11 1980
Myra Hindley has passed her final examinations and has been awarded an Open University degree in Humanities, the culmination of six years of study in Holloway and Durham prisons.
The Guardian, February 22 1984
Eighteen women prisoners have joined a hunger strike at the maximum security unit at Durham Prison. The woman who began the strike, Lorraine Greenwood, aged 22, has been refusing food for the past 20 days.
The Guardian, February 27 1984
Five women in the maximum security wing at Durham Prison were still on hunger strike yesterday in a protest against the unusually austere conditions. The strike started with one inmate 25 days ago.
The Observer, September 16 1984
There is growing concern over conditions in Holloway Prison's psychiatric wing —known to inmates as The Muppet House — where there has been an outbreak of self-mutilation among the women prisoners.
The Observer, November 25 1984
Another outbreak of self-mutilation by women prisoners in the psychiatric wing of Holloway jail has been confirmed by the Prison Department.
The Observer, December 16 1984
The Prison Department is to close down the psychiatric wing of Holloway Prison which has been the focus of public and parliamentary criticism over self-mutilation among women prisoners.
The Observer, February 10 1985
Young women prisoners have been beaten up and sexually abused by other inmates in a series of 'kangaroo courts' in Styal women's prison in Cheshire.
The Observer, March 31 1985
A bishop called on the Home Office yesterday to close down the psychiatric wing at Holloway women's prison, describing it as 'a nightmarish place' where inmates were 'hounded into the final corner.'
The Observer, July 21 1985
The findings of the inquiry into Holloway prison are a damning testament to the log jam of conflicting pressures and policies which now beset the prison service.
The Observer, October 11 1985
Disturbing evidence is emerging of the plight of mentally ill women in Holloway Prison as the Home Office comes under increasing pressure to make radical changes at the north London jail.
The Observer, December 22 1985
Ann Margaret Franklyn, aged 44, died - friendless and locked away - by her own hand in the psychiatric wing of Holloway prison last week.
The Observer, January 26 1986
'Stephen' Wright, a woman prisoner on the controversial psychiatric wing of Holloway Prison, was rushed to hospital last week after a five-day hunger and thirst strike. She was later persuaded by her mother to eat and drink. Following disclosures in The Observer, a Home Office inquiry recommended last July that the wing should be replaced as soon as possible, but Home Office Minister Lord...
The Observer, February 23 1986
One of the country's most liberal prison governors, James Anderson, has been ousted from his post at Styal women's prison, Cheshire, after a sustained campaign by the Prison Officers Association.
The Observer, March 2 1986
The row over the removal of the governor of Styal Prison took a new turn last week, with allegations of political intrigue at the Prison Department and of an extraordinary plot by women prison officers.
The Observer, March 23 1986
The day begins at eight. Down the long corridors, women with keys bang on blank wooden doors. Through eye-level slits, they inspect the waking women inside: some stay curled tight in their corners; others start to moan or howl. A rhythmic thumping begins - the sound of a woman punching her forehead against the wall. Welcome to the Muppet House.
The Observer, March 23 1986
The death of Ann Margaret Franklyn, found hanged by her cardigan sleeve in her cell in the psychiatric wing of Holloway prison last December, will be the subject of an inquest this week. A transexual who had adopted the name Mark Sancto, she had been remanded in custody after lighting a fire in her garage and damaging a police car called to the scene. She had a history of mental illness. The...