Maghaberry Prison is a high security facility for 1000 plus male prisoners in County Antrim, Northern Ireland which hosts no less than four barbershops with two to five workstations in each. Denman team member Maria Stafford recently visited Maghaberry to talk to Janice Lawther, barbering tutor from Belfast Met and Governor Wendy Graham and meet some of the barbers that have trained there.
Maria said “It was wonderful to hear from some of the prisoners which included trained barbers and barbering mentors. They believe that learning barbering has changed their lives in a positive way and gives them a reason to get out of bed every day.”
Denman is providing the gowns, brushes and combs required for all the working barbers and trainee barbers at Maghaberry and is actively seeking other prison barbering training programmes to support across the country.