Myrmidon author visits the world’s ‘most humane prison’

HarmattanGavin Weston, author of Harmattan, Writer-in-Residence at HMP Magilligan and editor of the prison magazine TIME IN recently visited the world’s ‘most humane prison’ at Halden in Norway. During the visit he met and interviewed prisoners who were receiving professional training as journalists, musicians, chefs and artists, as well as a jury of young inmates who were serving as judges for an international multimedia project for prisons organised by the PriMedia partnership.

In March, Gavin plans to visit the notorious Buca prison, in Gavin WestonIzmir, Turkey, where he will represent the Prison Arts Foundation and help prisoners establish an e-journal.

You can learn more about these projects by following Gavin on Twitter: @WestonOfTinTown

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Mural at Halden prison by Norwegian artist Dolk