A "virtual journey" (photos pieced togther to follow on from one another) through the prison: Fareham Bail Hostel, alias Dickson House, Trinity Street/??George Road??.
Click on a photo to zoom in, or on the Total Zoom Experience. All picture files are optimised, although the Total Zoom Experience will still take a little longer to load.
There is also a Guide-Map, that you will find helpful. It is a reference aid, setting the photographs in perspective.
Corridor: Dolphin poster by Room 8
Room 8 was where I first stayed. The corridors have carpetting, discreet lighting, heating, artwork on the walls, twee glass walls, &c.
Corridor security camera
CCTV cameras like this are omipresent, but that doen't mean there's anyone on the other end.
Corridor security camera zoomed (high contrast)
Photography banned, Huh? CCTV manned 24 hours a day, Huh? More like the Big Brother house than the Big Brother house. The instituion is run by Hampshire Probation Service, whose logo look's rather like the stripes in the Big Brother logo.
Room 13: Side of Bed, chair
Since I'm not suspicious, they moved me into Room 13 when my stay was extended (due to clerical error at the CPS, apparently. Why wasn't the clerk in here instead?)
Room 13: Door, wardrobe door
Fitted Waredrobe, sink unit, minibar, sorry - 'couldn't resist that joke. All these damn criminals being treated like this, why can't honest hardworking citizens be treated occasionally? We, it happened to me, but I was also locked in and had to report somewhere every hour or so.
Room 13: Window (obscured)
The third 120° rotation. Adjustable heating, duvet, materess without spikes in (my own bed at home did until recently). Fan (we're by the seaside here).
Room 13: Window (including view)
View of Trinity Street's Exparience centre.
Room 13: Through window; view North
Up Trinity Street, towards Fareham Leisure Centre.
Room 13: Through window; Skippers
The Fish food people. Scene of Fights on weekend nights: Inmates watching eatsenders in the Noisey Room (TV Lounge) often find the view of Skippers more interesting.
Room 13: Through window; Fareham Magistrates Court
Turning further south, across the roof/ledge past the Staff Bedroom. Very few prisons are this close to Courts, though very many Custody areas. Custody areas are not prisons, mind, just holding pens, unless the allegation is murder or something.
'The Fareham' Pub and Court from ground level
(Not by jumping off the roof, the window won't open wide enough for me, just my camera.)
'The Fareham' Pub sign framed by Court background
Criminal Excess: My postcard design idea. But aren't you blowing the copyright? No; it's a post-card, you post it,... see?
If you have enjoyed this virtual journey and would like to look around someplace more pleasant than a prison, why not moosey along to my personal site, and trundle through my online Pub renovation diary (Sorry, no optimisation or thumbnails right now folks). (I didn't do the renovating, I just recorded the change.) The Pub in question is The Bear Hotel, Chippenham (Wilts).
Here's another link to the Guide-Map, that you
will find helpful.