There are wonderful success stories of people using time in prison to pursue education, learn new skills, and even earn degrees. But the reality of prison education is a lot more complex than many realise. Between staff shortages, waitlists, and limited resources, accessing appropriate education on the inside can be a minefield.
In this episode, guests David Breakspear, peer mentor at Revolving Doors, and Ian Merrill, CEO of Shannon Trust, discuss the challenges facing prison education and why it is essential for promoting independence and improving opportunities for people in prison.
David Breakspear @RevDoors
Find David’s writing, TEDx talk and more here: https://journeyofareformedman.wordpress.com/
Ian Merrill @Shannon_Trust
Learn more about Shannon Trust’s programmes and sign up to volunteer here: https://www.shannontrust.org.uk/
The Transform Justice podcast is hosted by Penelope Gibbs and Rob Allen and produced and edited by Alexandra Kimmons. With thanks to Burges Salmon LLP for use of their space.