Prison is essentially meant to rehabilitate offenders and often the chances of meeting with friends and family is restricted.

However, for many of the prisoners at Mutare Farm Prison, the opportunity to have access to family as well as other relatives was granted through the Manicaland Province Prison Open Day.

The scenes at the Manicaland Prison Open Day were a sign that many of the released will have a place to go to once they are set free.

Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene said society must always give a helping hand to those released from prison as everyone deserves another chance in life.

The prisoners had an opportunity to show their dancing skills as various musical acts put up a show with many of the incarcerated also showing that despite being behind bars they have what it takes to take the music industry by storm.