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Prison drama in schools

Prison Officers on the Isle of Man are giving presentations to Island school children to try and deter them from ending up in jail.

The scheme, which is supported by the UK's 'Prison Me - No Way' Trust' was piloted at the Isle of Man College and will be delivered to year 9 groups at St Ninians and Ballakermeen High Schools during the autumn term.

It involves role playing activity for students and aims to dispel the myth that the Isle of Man prison is a so-called 'easy jail'.

Prison officers are giving up their own time to be involved in the presentations, and Home Affairs Minister Martyn Quayle says he believes it could change young people's lives:

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