Persons view a performance at the Prisons Concert in Kingstown on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (IWN photo)

(See video and photos at end of post)

A large crowd attended the annual “Talent Behind the Walls” concert in Kingstown on Sunday, where prisoners showcase their musical talents.

The event is part of Christmas celebrations here.

Many of the prisoners used the opportunity to send greetings to their relatives and friends who were among the crowd.

They had one recurring message to the audience: stay away from prison.

Several guest artistes also performed at Sunday’s event.

Ex-prisoner and former teacher Grantley Bramble was one of the emcees at the event.

Bramble, who was in 1997 sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape, was released in April 2012 after a meeting of the Prerogative of Mercy Committee.

Cordelia Stephens and Anthony Robinson — then the longest-serving prisoners — who were convicted of murder in 1989, were also released.

http://youtu.be/fSZvSyZQfzE

A young boy climbs up on a barricade to get a better view of the performances at the Prisons Concert. (IWN photo)
A young boy climbs up on a barricade to get a better view of the performances at the Prisons Concert. (IWN photo)
Acting Commissioner of Police, Michael Charles, seated centre, and other officials are pressed in as the crowd seeks shelter from the rain at the Prisons Concert. (IWN photo)
Acting Commissioner of Police, Michael Charles, seated centre, and other officials are pressed in as the crowd seeks shelter from the rain at the Prisons Concert. (IWN photo)
Former prisoner, Grantley Bramble, was an emcee at the concert. (IWN photo)
Former prisoner, Grantley Bramble, was an emcee at the concert. (IWN photo)
Man – A man, with what appears to be a marijuana cigarette in his mouth, gestures to the crowd at the Prisons Concert. He was escorted away by a person who appeared to be a law enforcement officer.(IWN photo)
Man – A man, with what appears to be an unlit marijuana cigarette in his mouth, gestures to the crowd at the Prisons Concert. He was escorted away by a person who appeared to be a law enforcement officer.(IWN photo)

 

 

 

 

4 replies on “Large crowd attends ‘Prisons Concert’ (+ Video)”

  1. Well there are 120,000 people with an extended family averaging 20. Grand Mother, Grandfather, and their children, Mother, father, children, grand children aprox 20 persons a family.

    That equates to 6000 families. So if there is one prisoner a family that makes 6,000 prisoners.

    In fact my mathematics were wrong, there are in fact 500 persons incarcerated, that means 1 prisoner for every 12 families.

    I am sincerely sorry for my mistake and ask for forgiveness.

    Anita said:
    December 26, 2013 at 9:09 PM
    Mr. Binose that comment weren’t [was not] called for. Please, an apology by you is in line.

    Anita I apologise.

    Peter

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