Your imprisoned parent/loved one applies to record a story. Once they've received an appointment, they will choose a book and will be recorded reading a story using Audio or Video (not all prisons offer a video option).

The recording is downloaded onto a computer and sent to the Storybook Dads HQ and Editing Suite based in HMP Channings Wood, where any mistakes are taken out and music and sound effects are added. When we edit a video story, pages from the books are scanned in and added so the finished story is a combination of the parent/loved one reading and the pages from the book (a bit like a Cbeebies bedtime story!)

The final edited story is then uploaded to the Storybook Dads app or burnt onto a CD/DVD and posted home to the family.


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