INMATES at a Gwent prison will be undertaking a fundraising run to support the Royal College of Nursing.

HMP Prescoed is a Category D rehabilitation prison which focuses on preparing offenders for their release back into the community.

The event - a mini marathon - is part of the prisons 5 ways to wellbeing scheme.

A mini marathon is the same as a half marathon, 13.3 miles or 46 laps of the prison grounds.

Some of the prisoners are doing it all in one day, but some of the older prisoners will be running or walking the distance over a period of 10 days, so they are still able to take part and raise money.

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Every few months there is an equalities meeting in the prison.

Representative from various backgrounds come together and talk about what they are happy about, would like to change in the camp and any other ideas they can come up with as a group.

In the most recent meeting, the prisoners decided that they wanted to do something meaningful and raise some money for some charities.

They presented their ideas and a mini marathon was agreed.

The HMP Prescoed mini marathon will take place on September 20, starting at 9am.