Prisoners’ craftwork to be sold in Dockyard on Friday
Craftwork made by prison inmates will be sold to tourists at Dockyard on Friday, to help put money in the inmates’ pockets.
Some “carefully selected” prisoners will be allowed out of Westgate to assist with the craft stall event.
A Government press release said the initiative is the result of a collaboration with the West End Development Corporation. The stall will be operational from 9am to 3pm. Funds from sales will go directly to the accounts of the inmates, to be used for their families or when they are discharged.
Asked who would be manning the stall, Prison Commissioner Edward Lamb said: “It will be manned mostly by staff, with intermittent assistance from the inmates who produced the crafts being sold.
“The idea is to give those inmates who are carefully selected to do so, the opportunity to promote their own talents, which frankly, are prodigious. This craft market will allow Bermuda in general, and inmates in particular, the opportunity to showcase their unique talents. Moreover, it will provide visitors and locals alike the chance to purchase beautiful, handmade Bermuda mementoes.”