It's got to be the number one item on every prisoner's Christmas wish-list - their freedom.
But there was incredulity today when it emerged that one convict is actually going to have their wish granted - as first prize in a raffle.
The lucky inmate whose ticket is drawn in the £1 draw will be able to spend a day on the outside, enjoying themselves to their heart's content.
It is a reward being offered at Kirkham open prison in Lancashire in return for helping to prepare a Christmas dinner for elderly residents at a nearby day centre.
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