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The Prisoners Exhibition shows Off Handicrafts and Ornamental Plants

Several magnificent pieces of handicrafts, flourishing ornamental plants and concrete blocks were displayed on Friday, September 30, at the entrance of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

Acting Deputy Superintendent of prison Mr. Rupert Harris told The Montserrat Reporter (TMR) that those items were produced by male inmates at HMP as part of their rehabilitation programme. “It fosters better rapport between officers, inmates and the community at large”, Mr. Harris said.

This initiative is said to be economically and culturally relevant and important to the development of Montserrat. As residents rebuild, building materials such as concrete blocks are always in great demand.  Ornamental plants are commonly used to enhance our surroundings and wall hangings such as clocks showcasing Montserrat’s ham-shaped are ideal for beautifying homes and offices and therefore make attractive presents.  Mr. Harris said the money derived from the sale of the items will be used to fund other rehabilitation programmes within the prison.

According to Mr. Harris the wooden carvings were handcrafted from Mahogany and Cedar woods and were made with simple tools. He said the inmates shared their skills with each other and persons in the community sometimes send their designs.

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Several magnificent pieces of handicrafts, flourishing ornamental plants and concrete blocks were displayed on Friday, September 30, at the entrance of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).

Acting Deputy Superintendent of prison Mr. Rupert Harris told The Montserrat Reporter (TMR) that those items were produced by male inmates at HMP as part of their rehabilitation programme. “It fosters better rapport between officers, inmates and the community at large”, Mr. Harris said.

This initiative is said to be economically and culturally relevant and important to the development of Montserrat. As residents rebuild, building materials such as concrete blocks are always in great demand.  Ornamental plants are commonly used to enhance our surroundings and wall hangings such as clocks showcasing Montserrat’s ham-shaped are ideal for beautifying homes and offices and therefore make attractive presents.  Mr. Harris said the money derived from the sale of the items will be used to fund other rehabilitation programmes within the prison.

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According to Mr. Harris the wooden carvings were handcrafted from Mahogany and Cedar woods and were made with simple tools. He said the inmates shared their skills with each other and persons in the community sometimes send their designs.