Milbank Prision

While researching the construction of a prison, I came across the well known Mill bank prison. I was particularly interested in the birds eye view of a prison and it relevance or perhaps similarity to its public surroundings.

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The prison at first glance doesn’t blend into the surroundings, however is it that different, couldn’t it be regarded as an environment within a very similar environment. Here below is an image which reveals more of the surroundings.

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Here I explored the similarites with the surrounding area with paint. I find the prison acts as a beacon perhaps, much like a castle would. Something we should fear maybe.

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After researching the prision more it came to my attention that it had a link to Jeremy Bentham and his panopticon theory.

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