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Viewers loving Aylesbury Prison's choir

There has been a lot of praise for Gareth Malone's work at the Young Offenders Institute.

Published by Dan Gooding at 9:59am 8th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Viewers loving Aylesbury Prison's choir

Work to create a choir with some of the 'most dangerous' young men in the UK in Aylesbury has been praised by TV viewers.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone has been back on our screens the past two nights, seen working with inmates at Aylesbury Prison.

The show has been widely praised on social media for how it has highlighted the needs of the young men within the prison and how working with Gareth changed them.

Speaking before the show aired, Laura Sapwell, Governor of Aylesbury, said:

"This was a powerful project which has had a profound impact on the prisoners and staff involved.

"I truly believe that all our prisoners can turn their lives around and we offer a range of opportunities to work, learn and develop new skills to help them do this.

"Our prisoners have all committed serious and often violent crimes, but our duty is to protect the public by rehabilitating them so they are less likely to reoffend and cause further victims."

Praise has come from all over, including from Aylesbury's MP:

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