The Special Unit, Barlinnie Prison: its Evolution through its Art An anthology of essays, statements, art works, creative writing and documentary photographs
Glasgow Third Eye Centre 1982
128pp, illus throughout: b/w & col. photographs, line illus., plan. 4to. Cloth in dw: edition of 550 casebound and 1550 paperbacked copies - t.p. verso. Loosely inserted 4 colour photographs 6" x 4" of works of art. pp 85-88 have been cut out and folded horizontally at one point, now loosely inserted back in the correct sequence, else very good. The Special Unit was established at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison in 1973 to house prisoners who could not be contained within the traditional prison system. Working along therapeutic lines, there was a heavy emphasis on creativity and this book charts the development of the Unit.