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Party at the prison

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Party at the prison

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THE GHOSTS at Glendairy had a party on their hands on Saturday night.

But there was not a prisoner in sight.

The event was the culmination of Glendairy’s official designation as a prison – its decommissioning ceremony – and Barbadians lapped up the opportunity to pelt waist in an unlikely party spot.

Superintendent of Prisons Lieutenant Colonel John Nurse, who handed over responsibility for the 1853-built prison to the Ministry of Housing and Lands, said the event allowed prison officials to not only “finally close this chapter in the life of the prison service, but also to share a little history of the institution as we know it”.

“Unlike the forced closing in 2005 [because of the fire], the programme will culminate in a celebration of song, dance and music to bring the curtain down on what was arguably a fascinating and distinctive life of a prison,” Nurse told his audience.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.