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Call out for submissions for a new book on how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System

Call out for submissions for a new book on how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System



Following the book and national exhibition ‘Great Interactions’, which captured images and stories of people with learning disabilities and autism in educational and care settings, award-winning photographer Polly Braden and policy expert Rashmi Becker are producing a new book and national educational exhibition looking at how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System. […]

Working together to improve criminal justice

Working together to improve criminal justice



The Monument Trust‘s long-held objective has been to keep young people out of prison, and to ensure that those who offend and are sent to prison never go back. The Trust has now brought together a group of organisations to collaborate as a Fellowship for several years on each stage of the journey an offender […]

Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: a guide for commissioners

Arts, culture and innovation in criminal justice settings: a guide for commissioners



Written by Andy Parkinson from Consilium Research and Consultancy on behalf of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, this guide provides those with responsibility for supporting the education, health, wellbeing and reintegration to society of individuals within the Criminal Justice System with clear information on the valuable role arts can play in supporting these objectives. […]

Recruit! website launched by Unlock

Recruit! website launched by Unlock



Recruit! is a new website that supports UK employers to recruit people with convictions and helps them to deal with criminal records fairly. It’s managed by unlock as part of a charity-funded project. Unlock is a charity that works to achieve a fair and inclusive society where people with convictions can move on positive in […]

Prison arts in Scotland – by Kate Davey

Prison arts in Scotland – by Kate Davey



On 11th May, I travelled to Glasgow in preparation for the Scottish Prison Arts Network (SPAN): Skill Share Session and Glasgow Museums: Insight Café, which were taking place the following day. On the 11th itself I visited Citizens Theatre, the principal producing theatre in the west of Scotland. Additionally, the theatre has a fantastic learning department which is committed to enhancing the lives of all kinds of people in Glasgow and beyond.