Friday, March 04, 2005

Prisoners turn to their humourous side!

Asian News International
London, March 3, 2005
A British jail has employed stand-up comedians to teach prisoners how to develop a good sense of humour.
According to The Sun, the comedy course at the Winchester Jail teaches criminals the communication powers of empathy and humility, and also how to crack a joke in comedy workshops.
"We should be wiping smiles off the faces of these criminals," Ananova quoted Norman Brennan of the Victims of Crime Trust as saying to the paper.
The course is being funded with 3,500 pounds public cash and by comedy bar chain Jongleurs.