HMP Swaleside in Kent is the first UK prison to create a university-style campus. 85 student prisoners live and study in The Open Academy on A-wing.
The cartoon above was inspired by this article on the Guardian website.
The image came to me pretty quickly; a prisoner and a University student sitting together in a canteen. But the words did not. I chewed them over. Said them aloud. Took a shower and thought about them.
The briefer the better, in my opinion. So I cut extraneous words about doing time; ten years for GBH and three years for Physics. I got straight to the point: What are you in for?
What would you study if you were locked up?
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.