• Short Summary

    A group of foreign delegates attending the 12-day United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime - now in session in London - visited Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, Aug 17.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Wormwood Scrubs Prison
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    2.
    LV ..THROUGH GATES..DITTO
    0.08

    3.
    CU Sign outside prison
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    4.
    LV Outer prison gates open to admit delegate's bus
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    5.
    SV PAN.. Bus into quadrangle.
    0.30

    6.
    GV Gardens and lawns inside prison
    0.32

    7.
    LV Delegates out of bus
    0.37

    8.
    SV Delegates walk to prison buildings.
    0.41

    9.
    LV Prisoners at exercise in the yard.
    0.45

    10.
    TV DITTO.
    0.48

    11.
    LV PAN.. Delegates watch prisoners.
    0.53

    12.
    LV Delegates walk around exterior
    0.57

    13.
    SV Delegates look at prisoners' handicraft
    1.00

    14.
    CU Toys
    1.03

    15.
    SV Delegates continue tour
    1.07

    16.
    CU Signboard "Church of St Francis of Assisi"
    1.09

    17.
    SV PAN.. Delegates inside church
    1.15

    18.
    LV DITTO
    1.18

    19.
    GV DITTO
    1.22

    20.
    rear v..Wardens in grounds
    1.25

    21.
    GV Prison hospital building
    1.28

    22.
    CU Warden unlocks door
    1.32

    23.
    SV Delegates enter
    1.37

    24.
    SV Prison officer locks door
    1.42

    25.
    SV Another prison officer unlocks door to ward
    1.47

    26.
    LV Delegates on tour of ward
    1.54

    27.
    SB DITTO
    1.56

    28.
    LV View through barred ward window
    2.00

    29.
    SV Prisoner and prison officer stock-taking in cantine
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    30.
    CU Prisoners' first week's earnings are spent on these items: half ounce tobacco, book...matches, cigarette papers, one sweet
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    31.
    GV Cell block
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    32.
    GV PAN.DOWN..Interior of cell block
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    33.
    SV Delegates inspect interior
    2.25

    34.
    REAR V..DITTO
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    35.
    CU Privileged prisoner's cell, with raised sprung bed
    2.31

    36.
    SV Delegates on tour
    2.34

    37.
    SV INT..of ordinary cell with hard low bed
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    38.
    REAR V..coach with delegates leaves prison, doors close
    2.44



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    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: FOR OPENING OF CONGRESS PLEASE SEE PROD NO. 5130/60

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of foreign delegates attending the 12-day United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime - now in session in London - visited Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, Aug 17. Other groups were simultaneously visiting Holloway Womens Prison and Eastchurch Prison.

    At Wormwood Scrubs, delegates were received and shown around the prison by the Governor, Mr J.B. Smith. After watching prisoners during physical training exercise, the delegates inspected toys and handicrafts made by prisoners,walked through the cell blocks and visited the splendid prison Chapel of St Francis of Assisi.

    Approximately 850 criminologists, police and prison officials, law officers and social workers from more than eighty countries are attending the Congress, which opened at Church House, Westminster, London, Aug 8. Although prevention of crime is a major problem, they are all deeply concerned with treatment of offenders, particularly juvenile delinquents.

    Organising this Congress every five years - this is the second - is one of the most important aspects of the UN programme of social defence begun in 1946.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUDSUJFSYTXQNYLSQK4ZCQ8J8
    Media URN:
    VLVABUDSUJFSYTXQNYLSQK4ZCQ8J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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