Out of Jail 2001


‘Out of Jail’ was a leaflet based on research I did with both people in prison and those who had recently left ‘The Windsor Chain of Hotels’. The project was part of the ‘Communications for the Future’ commission. A scene from a common overdose scenario is illustrated which was informed by the research and led to a change in overdose policy among police and ambulance services.


This commission also led to various threats of arrest and punishment towards myself, but this is covered in more detail in the Injection section. The Out of Jail publication led to a complaint by the Prisoner Officers Association, as they said I had made the prison officers look ‘thick’. Much of the cartoon dialogue is taken directly from the research.


I did the research, illustration, design and wrote the story and text with Peter McDermott.


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Out of Jail 2001
Out of Jail The Two Charlies Lickin Shot
Misuse of Drugs Act (Poster) Subutex The Tart, the Mermaid, the Cockfish and the Subutex
The Link Mr Mange Goes Over