|Aargh!, Anon, HM Prison Whatton, Portraits. Image: Courtesy of the Koestler Trust|
The last event for 2014, found me on home ground in West London. A very welcome return indeed!
A fantastic job was done by our guides over the 2 weeks. Over a quarter of the prison population visited the exhibition. The final day was a very special event combining a talk from Dr Eva Schloss and a closing ceremony which was very well attended by the Prisoners, Staff and Guests. The whole event was filmed including interviews with prisoners and staff an was reported in the December issue of the Jewish Chronicle. A wonderful 2 page spread.
Click this link to read the JC article:http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/126652/speaking-conviction
An extremely good speech from deputy Governor David Redhouse to round off the proceedings. Books and certificates were presented to prisoners and it was the perfect end to a very exciting and eventful year for the Anne Frank Prison Project.
We would like to especially thank Sarah Poynton, the Diversity Manager and her colleague Lizzie Watson for doing such an amazing job in organising and coordinating the event, in order for us to show the public some of the very positive things that go on in prisons.