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In Cuban Prisons a Cultural Work
Prieto stressed that these actions have an immediate effect on the inmates behavior, by exerting a very positive influence on their state of mind.

Following his presentation at the Combinado del Este penitentiary in Havana, Silvio Rodríguez told AIN news agency: "I dont think we did anything extraordinary. The arts contribute to improving ourselves as human beings and that is why we are here."

Juan Contino Aslán, President of the Provincial Assembly of Peoples Power, declared Silvio 'Distinguished Adopted Son of Havana, and Amaury Pérez Vidal, Vicente Feliú, Niurka González, Alexis Díaz Pimienta, Reinaldo González and Léster Hamlet were granted the Giraldilla of Havana award.

During the cultural event, National Literature laureate Reinaldo González delivered a donation of 304 books to the prison, including titles by authors like Cubas National Hero José Martí and Argentinean-Cuban Legendary Guerrilla Fighter Ernesto Guevara (Che).

Also on hand were Pedro Sáez Montejo, Member of the Cuban Council of State and First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party in Havana and renowned Cuban cultural figures.


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