Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson is a self-confessed chess fanatic. He recently took time out from his busy schedule (performing in London's West End in the play Ulster American) to visit one of our growing number of prison chess clubs. 

Accompanied by CSC CEO Malcolm Pein, Woody spent nearly three hours in the chess club at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, taking on many of the inmates and losing only a single game.

James Wise-Ford, Head of Residence at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, said, "The value this game brings to our prisons is undeniable - it teaches patience, discipline and aids in their rehabilitations. It was fantastic to have Wood Harrelson at our prison."


You can read more about CSC's Prison Programme here.