Linda's parents were prison officers in the 1960s. She grew up in the upstairs section of the prison, where food was prepared for inmates by the 1993 Linda had become a Special Police Constable and worked at the prison. She is now a Senior Officer and part time cook. Prisoners receive two cooked meals per day and full English breakfast on a Sunday. During the 1990s the upstairs section of the prison also served as the island's video shop.
Jon Tonks' series 'Empire' follows his journey across the South Atlantic, exploring life on four remote islands - the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena - relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.
Travelling 60,000 miles around the Atlantic over six years, Tonks spent up to a month at a time in each territory, documenting these landscapes, and within them, traces of imperial history. Writing about the series, Christopher Lord describes Tonks as hinting at 'a skewed vision of an older, distant but not-quite-departed Britain'.