Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reality 1, Satire 0 (Again)

It's got to be the number one item on every prisoner's Christmas wish-list - their freedom.

But there was incredulity today when it emerged that one convict is actually going to have their wish granted - as first prize in a raffle.

The lucky inmate whose ticket is drawn in the £1 draw will be able to spend a day on the outside, enjoying themselves to their heart's content.

It is a reward being offered at Kirkham open prison in Lancashire in return for helping to prepare a Christmas dinner for elderly residents at a nearby day centre.


Rob said...

Open goal #4,563 for the Conservative Party - oh, sliced over the bar!

Bad luck.

North Northwester said...
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North Northwester said...

Rewards for doing good outside of jail= good idea.

Rewarded for proving he CAN do good = moral appeasement.

And Rob, what could the Conservative Party make of such a thing when they're cosying up to the New Labour state with the promise (to us)of making it work better.