Prison Visitors Area
Friends of Bronzefield
The prison visits shop here is run by volunteers called 'Friends of Bronzefield'. Those of you who have visited us here will know what an excellent range of vegan food they sell. Ever since we have been here they have made a great effort to make sure we are provided for.
In most other prisons all you can buy that is vegan is a black coffee and a packet of plain crisps if you are lucky. Here you can buy Organica chocolate bars (nougat and coconut), Nairn's organic biscuits, Doves Farm organic bars (tropical, chocolate etc), strawberry and chocolate soya milk drinks, Fruitus bars, fresh fruit, rice crackle chocolate bars, peanuts and crisps, organic green tea, peppermint, camomile and lemon and ginger teas. As you can see there is a major difference between the prison visit experience here and at other establishments.
The volunteers are so friendly and helpful and they are very careful never to run out of chocolate bars. These people really do deserve a mention in the VPSG newsletter and a trophy for 'services to veganism above and beyond the call of duty'. Thanks to them visits are a double delight and for me especially a major scoffing session.
Heather Nicholson, May 2008