MORE than 1,000 sheep are being kept in British prisons, shock figures have revealed.
I didn\’t know we catered to the Welsh quite that much.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said the creatures are kept for job training purposes and to help reduce self-harming.
Bit odd to claim that self-abuse is the same as self-harm in this modern day and age but what job could they possibly be training the prisoners to do? Pimp?
I think the theory goes that if prisoners can be taught not to kill their pets, they may work their way up to not killing the rest of us.
Seems a little obvious when you think about it.
So they are given animals to look after and those that do it well may get a more sympathetic hearing at their parole board.
Sheep – self harm? More and more bizarre as we go on.
Well it stops the prisoners from being “Baaaaad” doesn’t it?
As the Warders say “When will I see Ewe again?” and stop bleating about the conditions.
I’ll get me coat…
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron ‘bahs’ a cage;
(Unless you are an iron hoof
They will your lust assuage ?)
I am sure Richard Lovelace would thank me for thet improvement to his lyric were he alive .
A ram went over the cliff because he hadn’t seen the ewe turn.
Mary had a little sheep
And with her sheep she went to sleep.
The sheep turned out to be a ram
And Mary had a little lamb.
What proportion of them are black sheep ?
Some dunderhead hack is probably confusing Dartmoor Prison with Dartmoor.
Under new labours thousands of new laws, even the sheep can’t manage to not break the law.
More likely the hack is confusing a life spent life grazing in the fields owned by HMP Dartmoor to one spent staring at the walls of a room in one of Her Maj’s Hard-to-leave Hotels.