Twelve people will voluntarily spend a day behind bars to understand what life as a prisoner at Jersey's La Moye Prison entails.
'The St Helier 12' were sentenced at the Old Magistrates Court, after which they were led away in handcuffs and taken to the prison.
Each person must raise £1,500 in 'bail' which will be donated to Shelter Trust if they are to be freed the next morning.
'The St Helier 12' are:
Constable Len Norman, Jersey's Minister for Home Affairs
Crime writer Peter James
Jersey's Chief of Police Robin Smith
Gavin Reid, Managing Director of Randalls
Nigel Campbell, CEO of Mercury Distribution
Reverend Canon Geoff Houghton, Vice Dean of Jersey and Trustee of Shelter Trust
Amy Bryant, Deputy Chief Executive of Jersey Finance
Nigel Hair, Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Mark Egan, Greffier of the States
John Kelleher, Chairman of Carey Olsen
Jack Maguire, Jersey Evening Post's Deputy News Editor
Simon Boas, Executive Director, Jersey Overseas Aid
When they arrive, each inmate will have their belongings confiscated and fingerprints taken.
They will spend the afternoon taking part in activities and then have their evening meals in their cells where they will be visited by loved ones and locked up until the morning.
The Shelter Trust provides accommodation, food and support for those who are homeless in Jersey.
“We work closely in partnership with the States of Jersey Prison Service to support former prisoners. This is a wonderful opportunity for us not just to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Jersey, but for us to raise the vital funds we need to provide accommodation and support for the homeless community in Jersey.