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UK prisoners given spider remedy to spice up shallowness and ‘ease tensions’

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UK prisoners given spider remedy to spice up shallowness and ‘ease tensions’

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The scheme is being run at class B jails up and down the nation and can see prisoners maintain a Chilean fireplace tarantula and meet different animals together with skunks and ferrets

Experts said the therapy can 'work wonders' on self-esteem
Experts stated the remedy can ‘work wonders’ on shallowness

Inmates are being inspired to deal with a tarantula to ease stress and lift shallowness.

The 5in spider is taken into jails together with a skunk, a blue-tongued skink lizard and a pair of ferrets.

Experts say animal remedy and dealing with the likes of Katarina – a Chilean fireplace tarantula with a venomous chew – can work wonders.

Dale Preece-Kelly, an animal assisted remedy practitioner who runs Critterish Allsorts, stated: “The therapy is proven to improve the spirit-mind body interconnectedness, reducing anxiety and blood pressure.”

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Doncaster Prison used the remedy
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The scheme is at the moment being run at class B jails in Doncaster, South Yorks, and Dovegate in Uttoxeter, Staffs – together with Drake Hall ladies’s jail in Eccleshall, Staffs.

John Hewitson, Serco Prison Director at HMP Doncaster, stated: “The experiences actually assist prisoners with their psychological well being.”

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