Inmate Chris Smith works on a Street Swags while being filmed for Random Acts of Kindness.
Inmate Chris Smith works on a Street Swags while being filmed for Random Acts of Kindness.

Random Acts to feature Street Swag

A FILM crew from the Nine Network’s Random Acts of Kindness show visited Grafton Jail yesterday to film inmates hard at work on the Street Swag project, which supplies swags to the nation’s homeless.

The nationally-broadcast show, which rated well in its inaugural season last year, is featuring the dedicated work of Brisbane-based Street Swag creator Jean Madden in an upcoming episode.

The premise of the show is to somehow surprise, reward and pay tribute to remarkable and community-minded people.

Nine Network publicist Sarah Armstrong was tight-lipped about Ms Madden’s surprise, saying it was a surprise for the viewers, but examples of previous gifts include holidays, makeovers and home improvements.

Random Acts of Kindness producer Amanda Reynierse said the experience of visiting Grafton jail was much better than she expected.

She said she interviewed one prisoner who was glad to be working on Street Swags, having previously been homeless.



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