February 25, 2021

A prisoner from Salamanca wins the Short Story Contest 'Ángel Guerra' – La Provincia


The prison Las Palmas I, El Salto del Negro , hosted last Thursday, July 6, the awards ceremony of the tenth Short Story Competition Angel Guerra in which prisoners from all over Spain participate. An inmate of the Salamanca Topas Penitentiary Center was the winner of this contest promoted by the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions and the Mapfre Guanarteme Foundation, with the aim of encouraging reading and writing in the penitentiary centers of Spanish territory.

The act of delivery included the intervention of Gabriel Jiménez, director of the penitentiary center; María Isabel Rodríguez, assistant director of treatment; Luis Roca, filmmaker, film writer, collaborator of The country and jury of the tenth edition of the contest; and Laura Carvias, responsible for communication of the Mapfre Foundation Guanarteme.

In the same act of delivery the bases of the XI edition of the Contest and the tenth volume of the publication were presented Stories from the cell, that collects the stories awarded and a selection of the best presented to this edition. A successful participation that would not be possible without the collaboration of the directors, treatment managers and educators of all the penitentiary centers, especially of the educators José Manuel Herráiz Salas and Melchor Fernandez Valderrey, of the CP Las Palmas I who, from its beginnings, they drive this project with greater enthusiasm every year. With this new volume the collection Stories from the cell, sum already 120 stories that demonstrate the spirit of continuity of this contest in which more than a thousand prisoners from all over Spain have already participated



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