Banged up for the day – Tuesday March 20, 2007
A mobile cell gives students a more realistic taste of prison than they’ve ever seen on The Bill. Janet Murray reportsFor today’s media-savvy children, TV dramas such as ITV’s The Bill or Bad Girls usually provide their only insight into life behind bars. While such programmes don’t exactly glamourise crime, neither do they paint a realistic picture of prison life.
The Hull-based charity the No Way Trust aims to set the record straight. Each week, over 1,000 secondary school students take part in their crime and safety awareness days, designed to give young people an insight into prison life. read article (external link)