Christmas is a time of sharing love, time, gifts and everything nice. However, there are those who are guests of the state and are confined to dank, dusty cells and unable to be with family and friends Prison top brass observe as the tree is lighted. at this joyous time. In an effort to bring joy to those in such positions, the officers and staff of the Georgetown Prisons hosted an inaugural tree lighting ceremony in the Prison Yard on Christmas night where inmates were treated to songs and skits that put them in a ‘Christmassy’ mood. Activities got underway at 18:30hrs. The occasion was graced by Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine, and other senior officials. Though many of the inmates were restricted to their cells, they were still able to listen and in some cases join in with the carol singing. They were entertained by the prisons steel band while the choir belted out Christmas renditions shortly before officials touched the switch to light up the Christmas tree.
We are featuring Christmas prison stories from around the world. Please note that some of the stories may go back a few years. The above is 2012.