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Saturday, 5 September 2009

Elmely: Prisoner's Frank account of Society

A Prison exhibition about the life of Anne Frank has helped inmates get to grips with social issues.
It was hoped the display at Elmley Prison would encourage prisoners to consider issues such as genocide, civil rights, immigration and hate crime.

Elmley’s Head of Behaviour Management Iain Afrin said: “It has been good to see the lads taking on board what they are actually watching and it has really promoted discussion. There has been nothing negative and it has given them food for thought.”

Mr Afrin also said that: “It gives them a greater sense of awareness of what went on historically and gets them to examine their own lives and of those others around them. Things like ethnic cleansing and racism are very much current issues.”
................Reported by Chris Thomas (krn media)
The Gazette & Times, March 25, 2009

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