Mudcat Café message #2311470 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107679   Message #2311470
Posted By: growler
09-Apr-08 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Guitars in prison (UK)
Subject: RE: Guitars in prison (UK)
I found that the main problem with trying to get something creative of the ground, were the Governor Grades. In HMP Maidstone, in 2005, the biggest source of income, was having long termers, putting the absorbant pads in the plastic containers that you buy your Sunday joint from Asda. This, unfortunately, was regarded as meaningful work, under Government targets. For this the Prison recieved income and points towards their unreachable targets. I tried for three years to set up a band, but could not them released from their workshop duties, even though I was doing it in my own time. Perhaps if Billy Bragg were to join the Prison Service, in 27 years time, he may have more success than me