More avenues to be created for inmates’ artwork
The creation of more avenues to display and sell artwork created by inmates at HMP (Her Majesty’s Prison) Dodds was discussed recently when President and CEO of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. Nicholas Mouttet met with Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite.
Among options discussed included showings and sales in easily-accessible venues as well as displays in ANSA McAL’s head office in Wildey as well as its subsidiaries including Trimart Supermarkets and Brydens Stokes. During the visit, which was also attended by Janet Lewis, prison librarian and calendar coordinator, the Attorney General reiterated that he was in favour of both inmates and the prison, which provides the opportunity for the inmates to learn their craft, benefiting from the display and sale of their artwork.
ANSA McAL (Barbados) has, for two years, sponsored the production and placement of the calendar. Mr. Mouttet said that over Christmas some 6,000 copies were distributed to families and friends of inmates as well as through Trimart Supermarkets to customers and members of the public.
ANSA McAL (Barbados) has an ongoing relationship with the prison. This has seen it contributing computers, television and a DVD player for educational use in the prison’s rehabilitation programme through its subsidiaries – Consolidated Finance Company and Standard Distribution & Sales (B’dos) Ltd.