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Prisoners Win Gardening Competition & New Bathroom!

Prisoners Win Gardening Competition & New Bathroom!

Prisoners in Cardiff may soon have a fancier bathroom to keep a good grip of the soap in — they've just won $2,000 of luxury bathroom goods in a gardening competition. After entering the Cardiff in Bloom competition — and coming in second place in the community building category — their entry was automatically put in a drawing to win the luxury bathroom fixtures. When their name was pulled as the winners, a ripple of laughter spread through the City Hall venue. No decision has been made on whether the prisoners will be able to claim the prize.

The prison community garden is a regular entrant in the gardening competition, and they've won their division several times. Cardiff prides itself on being a green city, and competitions like Cardiff in Bloom, according to the city council, is a way of "increasing a sense of civic pride and making Cardiff a brighter and better place to live and work."

Pending the decision on the prize, the prisoners have been sent a brochure to peruse to see if anything strikes their fancy.


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karenpanna karenpanna 8 years
Hey, you know-- why not give it to them. At least they are making the world a prettier place. It also might send a positive message to other inmates.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Cardiff is totally trying to be the new Berkeley. Didn't they have that huge save-the-butterflies initiative on the ballot in 2006?
stephley stephley 8 years
Why can't the State accept the prize on the prisoners' behalf - I'm sure their bathrooms could use some prettying up. Liz is right about the message that sends them.
lizrocks lizrocks 8 years
I say give it to them. They've been entering and winning each year for a few years. Sounds like they deserve it and it's an excellent way to show prisoners that hard work yields results.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
hopefully the garden didnt have any certain plants that are illegal.
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
Very cool. I think there was a movie about group of prisoners. It was Green Thumbs I believe with Clive Owen.
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