Students learn about life behind bars
SIXTH form students from across North Devon learned about prison life at a conference at Kingsley school in Bideford.
The day-long Behind Bars conference gave a fascinating, and sometimes dramatic insight into the reality of life for the 80,000-plus inmates of UK prisons.
The audience were sixth formers from local schools, including Shebbear, Ilfracombe, Bideford College and Kingsley.
Forensic psycholgist Gill Lovell described the personality traits shared by psychopaths.
Three former prisoners talked frankly about their experiences inside and outside prison and joined the students for question-and-answer group sessions.
You may also want to watch:
Some members of the audience, including Kingsley students Joe Woolcott and Christian Quinton-Tulloch , ‘modelled’ genuine HM Prison clothing.
This brought a lighter interlude to a serious and thought-provoking day, which the students agreed had given them food for thought and made them think again about their preconceptions about crime and punishment.
- 1 'ThINK it through before you tattoo' urges council
- 2 Small-time drug dealer 'caught red-handed'
- 3 Ilfracombe man, 64, must pay compensation for baseball bat attack
- 4 Prime minister to give green light for May 17 Covid-19 lockdown easing
- 5 Conservatives maintain control of Devon County Council despite losses
- 6 North Devon sign West Indian pace bowler
- 7 County Council Elections: Candidates for Torridge
- 8 Police appeal after Barnstaple brawl
- 9 County Council Elections: Candidates for North Devon
- 10 Yelland power station development set for approval despite 700 objections