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Over two hundred youngsters at Galashiels Academy experienced a day at school like no other when they were given a taste of prison life.

Over two hundred youngsters at Galashiels Academy experienced a day at school like no other when they were given a taste of prison life.

The pupils were completely removed from their normal school day and treated like prisoners while being escorted round a series of workshops which educated them about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. The award-winning scheme which is run by the Prison Me No Way trust in conjunction with the Scottish Prison Service is designed to encourage participants to respect the value of their freedom whilst experiencing first hand the consequences of crime – through the restrictive regimes of a prisoner… Read Article (external link)