"A literary festival in a prison aims to foster a love of language among young offenders to help them go on to lead a crime-free life," writes Caspar Walsh in The Guardian,Tuesday 16 October 2012.
"The first literary festival for young prisoners in England, at Ashfield young offender institution. Says one man, "Literature has saved my life. If I hadn't used writing as part of my rehabilitation from drugs and crime, I'd be dead, plain and simple. I've used reading and writing to support and guide me for most of my 45 years."
"In 2008, the Hay literary festival launched its first, high-profile collaborative project with Parc prison in Bridgend, Wales. I was proud to be part of Hay in the Parc."