Disabled children are having one-to-one gym sessions with inmates at the high- security prison where Charles Bronson and Ronnie Kray were once held to help lags 'get ready for fatherhood' 

Mail Online | 8/2/2016 | Emma Glanfield for MailOnline
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Disabled pupils are having one-to-one gym sessions with inmates at the high-security prison where Charles Bronson and Ronnie Kray were once held.

Children from special needs school Linden Lodge in Wimbledon, south London, are visiting the facilities at HMP Wandsworth for special training sessions once-a-week.

Project - Category - B - Prisoners - Security

The project is said to help Category B prisoners, who still need to be held in maximum security jails, reform while improving the health and fitness of the pupils.

Some prisoners say the scheme is even helping them 'get ready for fatherhood'.

HMP - Wandsworth - Criminals - Remand - Behind

Among those held at HMP Wandsworth include criminals on remand or behind bars for non-violent offences who are deemed at risk of trying to escape from their cell.

Previous prisoners to be held at the south London jail include convicted sex offenders Gary Glitter and Max Clifford, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Chris Huhne, singer Pete Doherty, Ronnie Biggs, Ronnie Kray and cricketer Salman Butt.

Ralph - Bye - Teacher - Linden - Lodge

Ralph Bye, a teacher at Linden Lodge, said the partnership between the school and the prison had been a huge success, claiming some inmates have become so attached to the children that they use their prison earnings to buy them sweets.

He said: 'This is the highlight of the week for the prisoners and the pupils, partly because they get Penguins every week.


'They changed the gym here for us so we don't have to go upstairs.

'We do special sensory mornings at the school, but it is all tied into what they do at Linden Lodge because it is about how far they have walked or rowed.

'Sometimes - Weights - Prisoner - Plan

'Sometimes they use free weights, and one prisoner developed a plan for...
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