Is Strangeways a panopticon?

Is Strangeways a panopticon?

Strangeways prison, now known as HMP Manchester, is one of the places featured in my forthcoming novel, Danger by Association. The design of the prison is based on a panopticon. This is a type of building designed by Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher, in the 18th Century.

How many people have escaped from Strangeways?

Manchester, 28 October 1919 – Six Sinn Féin prisoners who were being held in Strangeways Prison in Manchester have escaped. They include two MPs, Piaras Béaslaí and Austin Stack, the four others being named as J.

What is Strangeways here we come about?

Strangeways Here We Come is an English comedy drama in which a group of residents in a council estate decide to defeat a cruel loan shark that has been making their lives miserable. It was filmed in Salford. The name is taken from The Smiths’ album of the same name.

When was the last hanging in Strangeways?

13 August 1964
On Thursday 13 August 1964, Gwynne Owen Evans became the final convict to be hanged at Strangeways, his death marking the end not only of capital punishment in Manchester but in the whole of the UK.

Is Strangeways a district?

Just a few minutes walk north of Manchester city centre is the district known as Strangeways.

Why do Strangeways have towers?

Strangeways. The 234 feet high tower, which was used for heating and ventilation, has been a local landmark ever since it was built. The T-shaped F wing is used to house the administration on ground floor with the prison chapel above.

Who produced Strangeways Here We Come?

Johnny Marr Morrissey

Strangeways, Here We Come
Producer Johnny Marr Morrissey Stephen Street
The Smiths chronology
Louder Than Bombs (1987) Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) Rank (1988)
Singles from Strangeways, Here We Come

How many died in Strangeways riot?

One prisoner
One prisoner was killed during the riot, and 147 prison officers and 47 prisoners were injured. Much of the prison was damaged or destroyed, with the cost of repairs coming to £55 million. It was the longest prison riot in British penal history.

Is Strangeways a district of Manchester?

Strangeways is an area of inner north Manchester, England, around Strangeways Prison just north of the city centre.

Who was the last person hung in Manchester?

The last person executed in Manchester for a crime committed in the area was James Smith, a 26-year-old father of two. A jury took just 20 minutes to find him guilty of the murder of sweetshop owner Sarah Cross, aged 57.

When was Strangeways Here We Come?

28 September 1987

Strangeways, Here We Come
Released 28 September 1987
Recorded March–April 1987
Studio The Wool Hall, Beckington, Somerset
Genre Alternative rock indie pop

Why is it called Strangeways?

The jail was built on the grounds of Strangeways Park and Gardens, from which it was named. Strangeways was recorded in 1322 as Strangwas from the Anglo-Saxon Strang and gewæsc meaning “[a place by] a stream with a strong current”.

Where is Strangeways in Manchester?

Strangewaysis an area of inner north Manchester, England, around Strangeways Prisonjust north of the city centre. Contents 1History 2Strangeways Brewery 3Timeline 4References

What is the history of Strangeways?

Until the 19th century, Strangeways was rural, with Strangeways Hall, Park and Gardens. Strangeways was recorded in 1322 as Strangwas, from the Anglo-SaxonStrangand gewæscmeaning “[a place by] a stream with a strong current”.

Where can I find the author of the article Strangeways (band)?

This article “Strangeways (band)” is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Strangeways (band). Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.

What is a Strangeways Prison?

It is a local prison, holding prisoners remanded into custody from courts in the Manchester area and Category A prisoners (those whose escape would be highly dangerous). Strangeways was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1868 alongside the demolished Manchester Assize Courts.