Cork City Gaol

On the 13th of March, we had a tour of the Cork City Gaol.

First, we went to the Governor’s Office. On the table, there were two keys which were big but light.
Then the tour guide, Sonya, showed us the weighing chair. They weighed the prisoners every morning. If they were lighter than the wardens, that would mean that they were not feeding them.
There were two sections – the males and the female & children section. We went to the males’ section. We saw a lot of model prisoners and a lot of cells. We learned the history of some of the prisoners. It was very hard for them. They slept on beds made of wood. We went to the next level where we saw graffiti on the walls done by the prisoners. Then Sonya showed us where the prisoners did their exercise. All they could do was run around in a circle.
Finally, we saw a film about the gaol, which was very good. We all thought it was very interesting.

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Yesterday we went to Cork City Gaol. We got an excellent tour around the gaol. Our tour guide was Sonya. We found out that men were on one side and women and children were on the other. The Governor’s name was John Barry Murphy and he was the first Irish Catholic governor. The first governor made a tunnel to his house. We met some wax prisoners in the cells. We tried a cell and it was creepy. We met the wax doctor of the prison and he was holding a suitcase. Then we watched a mini movie which was excellent. We really want to go back. It was brilliant.

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