Government House hosts new prison initiative
CLIP (Creative Learning In Prison) is a charitable programme that has been in place in Guernsey's prison for almost four years. It aims to give prisoners the opportunity to extend their learning whilst in prison into creative activities (eg writing, visual arts, drama etc) with a view to building confidence, learning new skills, and ultimately better rehabilitation and reduced re-offending. Amongst a number of initiatives CLIP has recently worked with the prison authorities and other partners to provide prisoners with a refurbished greenhouse to support the prison's excellent gardening and horticulture programmes.
This evening's event was designed to launch a funding appeal for a new workshop facility to house manufacturing and craft activities by the prisoners. It will be procured, constructed, and operated in partnership with the States. A joint panel comprising Prison authority and prisoner representatives (including Mr Dave Matthews, Guernsey's Prison Governor), and Mr Andrew Ozanne (CLIP organiser) presented an overview of the programme and then took part in a lively and informative question and answer session.
If you are interested in learning more about CLIP then please visit creativelearninginprison.gg.