Hundreds of redeeming angels will soon be flying from a northern prison to help restore a ruined monastery.
The angels, from Wymott Prison, Lancashire, crafted from bronze, slate and marble, will be housed in wooden display cases made in another jail, Lancaster Farms. Their glory will be reflected in stained glass windows also made by prisoners in Risley near Warrington. They will be put in place by female inmates of Buckley Hall jail, Rochdale. The involvement of the Prison Service in community restoration work is the brainchild of the Inside Out Trust, a charity which aims to develop prison projects based on restorative justice.