Detainees and Merksplas prison staff create ‘Wall of Light’: positive messages are hung on the fence of the penitentiary
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Then the inmates and staff members of the penitentiary made drawings, sketches or messages on paper and had them hung on the large fence at the front of the prison. Now the same thing is happening, but all with flames … Read More

Prison Education during Lockdown: A case study from Ireland
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By Dr Anne Costelloe,Head Teacher and former EPEA ChairpersonEducation CentreMountjoy PrisonDublin, Ireland When Mountjoy Prison went into lockdown on the 13th March, the Education Centre faced all the difficulties experienced by other City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) … Read More

The Criminal Justice Alliance
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The Criminal Justice Alliance (http://www.criminaljusticealliance.org.uk @cjalliance)  sits on the Transition to Adulthood Alliance advice group. They are looking to gather up to date international examples of similar work. To support the UK Government’s work with young adults in the criminal … Read More

“Q” on Ghent Shortfilm Festival
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The short film ’O’ was filmed in the Gevangenis van Beveren was selected for the Ghent Film Festival. Petronella Van Der Hallen wrote a unique fictional scenario based on conversations with detainees and staff. With this final work, in which Stijn … Read More

Robert Suvaal: an appreciation
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By Sonia Kurten-Vartio (Finland) and Kevin Warner (Ireland) Robert Suvaal, or ‘Rob’ as he often called himself, was a major international figure in the development of education in prisons. ‘Big’ is a word those who knew him readily use, and … Read More

The Lammy Review
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The Lammy Review was published in 2017. To mark 3 years since its publication, the Prisoners’ Education Trust in England recently held a webinar attended by almost 200 people, in which David Lammy spoke about his disappointment at the lack … Read More

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