Bad Girls launched at the London Metropolitan Archives, now home to the Holloway Prison archives. It was fantastic to celebrate the book’s publication on International Women’s Day, alongside those who have lived and worked at Holloway.
The audience included relatives of imprisoned suffragettes, a descendant of the Duchess of Sutherland jailed in 1890, and a woman incarcerated as an 8-year-old in 1940, as well as former officers and governors.
People were fascinated to see a collection of some of the archives from Holloway Prison, ranging from an 1852 admission book to the papers of Edith Thompson who was executed in 1923, as well as archive maps and photographs.
The full collection can be searched online.