Roland: “Great. This again.”

Roland was imprisoned for a total of 28 years. Is the lockdown a second imprisonment?

// A series of testimonials: In between walls (1/6)

Do the walls feel the same? They have spent months, years, even decades, in prison. Lack of space, restricted movement, idleness, inspections: these familiar rudiments have re-emerged during the lockdown. For some, it has felt like a return to prison with its routine and operations. They insist they were trained for this. But the lockdown was not prison, and they explain the difference. Prison Insider has brought out six narratives of former prisoners. Six perspectives on the lockdown and imprisonment.

68-year-old Roland spent 28 cumulative years in prison.

The moment they announced the lockdown, fear gripped me. I didn’t want to be killed by the coronavirus.

In prison, you’re all alone, but not really.