Prison Work

While driving through the Cotswolds last week, Mr. FM and I stopped off for lunch at a place intriguingly named, “The Old Prison”.

The cop shop was on the other side:

While eating my ham ‘n three-cheese panini sandwich in the little restaurant, my eye happened to catch sight of this commemorative sign:

Try as I may, I cannot think of a reason why this excellent form of prison work should not be introduced into our modern U.S. prisons. Think about it: it keeps the inmates busy, keeps them fit, keeps them out of mischief and, for those interested in such trivia, it’s a completely green source of energy.

And speaking of energy, here’s a quick pic of Mr. FM’s little conveyance which had carried us up into Gloucestershire:

Not very green, of course; but then again, I’m not one of those who are interested in such trivia.


  1. I’m still laughing about the “Bus Stop Thing” comment he made to the Chavs in your previous post.

  2. What! Not an Aston Martin, Bentley, or Morgan! Ah, well, I guess all things have degenerated… 🙂

    1. No… I think the brace of Land Rovers and the Range Rover took away his Bentley money.

      As for the Aston and Morgan… I think Mr. FM prefers his cars to start reliably, or at least more than 50% of the time. Just a suspicion on my part.

  3. Why shouldn’t we institute compulsory stairs for American prisons?

    Same reason we ought to get rid of all weight-lifting and exercise equipment in prison.

    Because they come out not just feral, but strong and in good physical shape.

    Let them all weaken and slump and wheeze. Makes it easier to knock them down.

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