Bringing positivity to young criminals
I WAS in St Christopher’s in the 1960s (‘When Big Mac site had a lot less attraction for young lads’, Gazette, August 6]. The headmaster was a Mr Percy, I think.
This was a good place, as I was taught to weld, lay bricks and do wrought iron work.
I was there for two years until 1969.
My crime was riding motorbikes, ie ‘joyriding’.
This episode in my life was a positive factor – no nasty people in charge and if you behaved all week you were allowed weekend home leave.
Bring these kind of places back into the system for young kids, not prison, where all they learn is to be worse than when they first went inside.