Sunday, 20 December 2009

Win-win on the Montgomery canal

According to a BBC Wales report, prisoners from Shrewsbury gaol may soon be working on the maintenance of the Montgomery Canal. Some will be learning new skills in the process, hopefully fitting them for a life outside with no temptation to re-offend.

Objections from trade unions have been anticipated by a promise to pay the rate for the job. In any case, there has been a shortage of workers coming forward to do these jobs vital to the canal.

There is clearly scope for Bridgend and Swansea prisons to adopt a similar scheme as the Swansea, Neath and Tennant canals are rejuvenated.

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