Star praise for Erlestoke prison project

Wiltshire Times: l Andrew Lincoln with Barnardo’s South West assistant director Tim Carter, left, Erlestoke governor Andy Rogers, right, and the visitor centre team l Andrew Lincoln with Barnardo’s South West assistant director Tim Carter, left, Erlestoke governor Andy Rogers, right, and the visitor centre team

TV star Andrew Lincoln praised the work of Barnardo’s visitor centre at HMP Erlestoke, near Westbury, in a recent visit as the charity’s ambassador.

The visitor centre aims to reduce the impact of the ‘hidden sentence’ suffered by children when their father is imprisoned.

It also aims to improve the rehabilitation of offenders by maintaining links with their families.

Mr Lincoln, who stars in zombie series The Walking Dead, said: “This project benefits society as well as offenders, because they are far less likely to reoffend if they’re released to a family who still love them.”

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11:11pm Sun 5 May 13

hollyyeah says...

does anybody know or have any information on where else Andrew will be visiting in Wiltshire this year as he has no Twitter or any other social networking sites to let us know and i really NEED to meet him!
does anybody know or have any information on where else Andrew will be visiting in Wiltshire this year as he has no Twitter or any other social networking sites to let us know and i really NEED to meet him! hollyyeah

9:40am Mon 6 May 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

That's probably why he has no social networking sites.
That's probably why he has no social networking sites. Mrs Donnyfly

12:08pm Thu 9 May 13

Sazzer says...

Perhaps if 'Daddy didnt do the crime' there wouldnt need to be a charity supporting children who are the victims.........
Perhaps if 'Daddy didnt do the crime' there wouldnt need to be a charity supporting children who are the victims......... Sazzer

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