Prisoners find meaning in Madiba blanket drive

[caption id="attachment_235666" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Bay prisoners crochet blankets for 67 Blankets for Mandela Day. From left are Simphiwe Befile and Freedom Vena of St Albans prison and North End inmate Nwabisa Mlonzi, with project founder Carolyn Steyn
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Crocheting ‘brings calm’ and sense of achievement

Putting hook to wool to help create part of the world’s largest blanket, with Nelson Mandela’s face on it, inmates at two Port Elizabeth prisons showed off their crocheting abilities yesterday.