Nominate An Inmate 2: Shepton Mallet Prison 24 Hour Charity Lock-In

Have you been searching for swift justice against a crime you deem worthy of incarceration? Do you know of a guilty individual who has yet to have their day in court? Whether it is the friend who is always last to buy a round, the colleague who always manages to avoid the Christmas Day shift or the roommate who just won’t stop snoring, look no further, justice is about to be served…

*Event Registration Deadline: 1st May 2017*

"Nominate an Inmate 2" 24 Hour Charity Lock-In Event at Shepton Mallet Prison

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This May, SOS Africa’s "Nominate an Inmate" 24 Hour Charity Lock-In will return to the currently vacated cells of the UK's once oldest operational prison, HMP Cornhill, Shepton Mallet. Shortlisted for an IOF National Fundraising Award, "Nominate An Inmate" was first organised by Shepton Mallet based Charity SOS Africa in October 2015 during which time 120 inmates were sentenced to each spend 24 hours at the prison, and raised an incredible £35,000.

Courtesy of City & Country, taking place during the weekends of the 20th/21st and 27th/28th May, from the moment they are placed in irons, inmates will participate in an authentic prison experience and face challenges, which are sure to put their nerves to the test.

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After the successes of the 2015 event, places are in high demand and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. To successfully “Nominate an Inmate” each nominator must raise £240 prior to their incarceration – this will enable us to raise over 200 years of education for the SOS Africa children and fund a Shepton Mallet community project. Furthermore, if you manage to raise over £350 you will be entered into a competition to win two flight tickets to South Africa to meet the SOS Africa children.

Charity Competition to Win 2 Flight Tickets to South Africa

If you wish to “Nominate an Inmate” to spend 24 hours in HMP Cornhill, Shepton Mallet please complete the following online registration form and pay your £25 deposit (due to the popularity of the event, places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis)...

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Once you have completed this form and paid your £25 deposit, if you do not hear back from us after 24 hours, please email:

If you are already registered, you may find the following resources useful...

Nominate an Inmate 24 Hour Lock-In Event Poster  Nominate an Inmate 24 Hour Lock-In Sponsorship Forms