Sunday, May 07, 2017

Please, miss, I don't have hymn number 524 in my book

There can't be many church services where you have to check the hymnbooks before handing them out to make sure they've got all their pages. 

It would be nice to think that the guys wanted to have their souls set alight by the beauty of the words, but the truth is rather more mundane: they want the paper to make roll-ups.

Since smoking was banned in prison the men will use anything they can find whether it's banana peel or tea-bags.

It's amazing how many Christian tracts they decide they must take back to their cells to 'read later'. 


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I can see why prisons should , like the world outside , be mostly smoke-free . If nothing else it makes re-integration easier later .
But if they want to buy the makings with their pocket money , why not ? Or is pocket money a thing of the past , too .

Liz Hinds said...

They used to be allowed to smoke but recently it was completely banned and only vaping allowed. I'm surprised they haven't had worse trouble than people tearing up hymnbooks!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Really? How extraordinary ! Why ?
Maybe the idea is that the thought of no cigarettes for a while will put any would-be bank robber off .