Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill

In celebrating Women’s Month, Constitution Hill in partnership with the Mail & Guardian, will be hosting Bars: The Price of Freedom Dialogue as part of the Colours of a Woman portfolio on Sunday August 31.

The event will showcase the stories of women who were previously incarcerated at the Old Fort Women’s Gaol at Constitution Hill.

In contrast, female wardens who worked at the jail during different times in its history will recount their experiences on the other side of the prison bars, creating a dual re-telling of memories.

These women have not seen each other in over 30 years and will face each other in dialogue for the first time since their spells on both sides of the prison bars.

Read it at the M&G.

Image – Constitution Hill (Gallo)