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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jailed dads to send kids inside bedtime stories

"Prisoners in Edinburgh's Saughton Jail, Scotland, will soon be able to film themselves reading bedtime stories to send home to their children. The pilot scheme, called Storybook Dads, was unveiled yesterday as the ribbon was cut on a new GBP18,000 refurbished library in the prison. It will see inmate fathers being recorded and a DVD being sent home so that they can communicate and bond with their offspring. If successful the scheme could be rolled out across the country. The refurbishment has also seen the library kitted out with modern equipment such as laptops as well as a larger range of books than ever before" - Scotsman

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