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Jailhouse Rock

by | 22nd, March 2004

‘AS thousands of German tourists make their way to a holding centre in Cuba, the Telegraph checks out facilities at our domestic jails.

‘Ladies, gentlemen, murderers and thieves, we give you ten years to life and Gareth Gates….’

And things are looking pretty good. The en-suite toilets are useful, the soap is slippery and the security is more than adequate.

The house band is pretty useful too – especially the one at Dartmoor prison, where new governor Claudia Stuart has given the go ahead for a concert by 26-yar-old folk musician Seth Lakeman.

“Seth’s songs are about people on Dartmoor and its inhabitants and, of course, the prison is all about people,” she says. “It is a good match.”

And Seth is looking forward to his performance before a captive audience. He hopes to rock the house and even invite some of the talented musicians within the prison walls to join him on stage.

We’re sure it will a great success, and if you want to be there to see Seth you can by sending an explosive and self-addressed envelope in the post to T. Blair at 10 Downing Street.

Or just laugh at a policeman’s hat…’



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