Events & Lectures

Barlinnie Special Unit 50th Anniversary: 'Silent Scream' Film Screening

Bill Beech, Sara Trevelyan & Prof. Richard Sparks
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - 17:00
Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh Law School, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Barlinnie Special Unit - the experimental therapeutic facility designed in sharp contrast to Peterhead's segregation unit - we're doing something special. We're presenting a special film screening of 'Silent Scream', the 1990 film based on the true story of one of Barlinnie Special Unit's residents, Larry Winters. We'll be joined for a Q&A session by the film's writer Bill Beech and the psychotherapist Sara Trevelyan who was married to one of the unit's other prisoners - Jimmy Boyle. A short presentation will be included and it will be followed by a short drinks reception. Book here.