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Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown
books are good for prisoners' wellbeing
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Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown

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

Books behind bars: Not even Covid can stop the prison librarian
illustration - books behind bars: reading in prison
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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
Tackling illiteracy in prison - man teaching another man to read
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Illiteracy is high in prisons. Learning to read can reduce reoffending

A chaplain's view on prison in the time of Covid
Jonathan Aitken says reforms to Pentonville processes due to Covid will stay in place. Image credit: Graham Guy Barratt
Jonathan Aitken

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

Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison
The Big Issue has heard from two former prisoners on how InHouse’s programmes helped them on the inside. Image credit: supplied
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Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison

The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls
InHouse Records. Aux. Volume 9, Issue 3. January 2020. Image credit: InHouse Records
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The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls

My children didn't understand why mummy was in prison
Teddy Love, HM Prison & Young Offender Institution New Hall, mixed media from Koestler Arts’ My Path exhibition
Racy Jackson

My children didn't understand why mummy was in prison

There is a mental health crisis in our prisons. Lockdown is making it worse
This Is How It Feels, Clifton House Secure Hospital, part of Koestler Arts' My Path exhibition
C Malley

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'
Prison is no picnic - but for some rough sleepers, it at least provides a 'safe' place to stay. Image credit: Piqsels
Anonymous

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

Lockdown in lockdown: I watched the country close while in prison
Several States of Mind, artwork by a prisoner at HMP Dartmoor and part of Koestler Arts' No Lockdown in the Imagination exhibition
Steve Newark

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
John Bird

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

Why The Big Issue has put together a prison special
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Paul McNamee

Why The Big Issue has put together a prison special

How an ex-con turned her life around to help vulnerable women into homes
Mandy Ogunomokun More Than My Past
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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
Tony Adams More Than My Past
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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
Jason Flemyng More Than My Past
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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
Jason Flemyng More Than My Past
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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
Woman in prison
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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
New book marks 20 years of the Prisoners' Education Trust's partnership with HMP Pentonville
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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