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Prisoners turn critics to review TV shows and films during Penned Up Festival
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Prisoners turn critics to review TV shows and films during Penned Up Festival

This year’s prison literacy festival has had to adapt to Covid, says Penned Up director David Kendall, as he introduces some of the best reviews by inmates at HMP Lewes

Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown
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Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown

The prison library has been an important resource in the last year. Librarian Kelly Fuller picks prisoners’ favourite books that helped them through lockdown.

Transforming prison food: Traditional Bangladeshi chicken curry recipe
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Transforming prison food: Traditional Bangladeshi chicken curry recipe

Food Behind Bars, a charity transforming prison food, launched a series of cooking competitions during lockdown. We serve you J’s recipe that took the top title at HMP Brixton

Books behind bars: Not even Covid can stop the prison librarian
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Books behind bars: Not even Covid can stop the prison librarian

Illiteracy is high in prisons. Learning to read can reduce reoffending
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Illiteracy is high in prisons. Learning to read can reduce reoffending

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A chaplain’s view on prison in the time of Covid
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A chaplain’s view on prison in the time of Covid

Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison
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Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison

The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls
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The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls

My children didn’t understand why mummy was in prison
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My children didn’t understand why mummy was in prison

There is a mental health crisis in our prisons. Lockdown is making it worse
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There is a mental health crisis in our prisons. Lockdown is making it worse

Anonymous prisoner: ‘You go to prison as punishment, not for punishment’
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Anonymous prisoner: ‘You go to prison as punishment, not for punishment’

Lockdown in lockdown: I watched the country close while in prison
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Lockdown in lockdown: I watched the country close while in prison

You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working
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You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working

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How an ex-con turned her life around to help vulnerable women into homes
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How an ex-con turned her life around to help vulnerable women into homes

Tony Adams latest to share his emotional story on More Than My Past podcast
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Tony Adams latest to share his emotional story on More Than My Past podcast

Motivational speaker Lennox Rodgers appears on More Than My Past podcast
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Motivational speaker Lennox Rodgers appears on More Than My Past podcast

Lord John Bird stars with actor Jason Flemyng on brand-new recovery podcast
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Lord John Bird stars with actor Jason Flemyng on brand-new recovery podcast

1,000 prisoners released on to the streets during Covid-19 pandemic
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1,000 prisoners released on to the streets during Covid-19 pandemic

Inmates share inspirational prison education stories in powerful new book
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Inmates share inspirational prison education stories in powerful new book

InHouse Records is sending a weekly magazine to 2,500 prisoners
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InHouse Records is sending a weekly magazine to 2,500 prisoners

Homeless people and prisoners tell lockdown stories in new exhibition
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Homeless people and prisoners tell lockdown stories in new exhibition

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‘Time is short’ for Government to protect prisoners from Covid-19
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‘Time is short’ for Government to protect prisoners from Covid-19

Would Rory Stewart have had to resign over the 10 Prisons Project?
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Would Rory Stewart have had to resign over the 10 Prisons Project?

‘Unacceptable’ that prisoners can’t get an education, says charity
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‘Unacceptable’ that prisoners can’t get an education, says charity

Prisoners show the importance of education with postcard art exhibition
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Prisoners show the importance of education with postcard art exhibition

Short prison terms should be scrapped to tackle violence in jails, MPs say
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Short prison terms should be scrapped to tackle violence in jails, MPs say

Unions call for public control over private prisons as G4S loses Birmingham
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Unions call for public control over private prisons as G4S loses Birmingham

Number of BME boys being imprisoned in the UK is at its highest ever
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Number of BME boys being imprisoned in the UK is at its highest ever

Redemption Roasters is brewing up solutions for young offenders with coffee
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Redemption Roasters is brewing up solutions for young offenders with coffee

Scottish reoffending rates have hit a 19-year low thanks to rehab schemes
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Scottish reoffending rates have hit a 19-year low thanks to rehab schemes

Erwin James: Good can come from prisons, but it needs to be by design
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Erwin James: Good can come from prisons, but it needs to be by design

Rory Stewart has pledged to quit if his 10 Prisons Project fails
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Rory Stewart has pledged to quit if his 10 Prisons Project fails

Women’s prisons need reform, but they need funding too
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Women’s prisons need reform, but they need funding too