aldington | open prison

Aldington was clearly built for purpose at the cheapest cost possible. The corridors were mean and thin with little natural light; why waste expense on windows? Various gates and checks added to the claustrophobic interiors.

Welcome to Aldington prison.

The toilet, made of stainless steel, and probably vandal resistant, sat alone in a side room. Prisoners could never be trusted and a window provided staff a view at all times.

When first admitted, prisoners were brought to these rooms. Toilet visits were monitored. Prison regulations and rules were drummed into them. They were lead down long dark corridors through multitudes of locked gates.

After a medical check up (including dental treatment from this full equipped dentist), a prisoner would be lead through still dark and winding corridors to the north of the site. It was time to remove their identity.