Correcting the decline of collaborative learning

 

The last year with Learning Together: Drs Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong on why it works

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Graduation day at HMP Grendon

“[Learning Together] made me realise my world was small. I knew a few people on a few streets. I thought universities and places like that were spaces I couldn’t go to. But now I realise I can go there. I can exist outside of my small world.” Eugene, Learning Together graduate

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Prisons in the press – 24 June

Rates of self-harm soar and a King is found buried under a prison

The final resting place of Henry I of England is thought to be below one of Britain's Victorian jails

The final resting place of Henry I of England is thought to be below one of Britain’s Victorian jails

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Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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Children in prison in England & Wales suffer state-sanctioned abuse

New report on restraint, segregation & strip searching of children in prison

Source: Howard League for Penal Reform

Source: Howard League for Penal Reform

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Child prisoners in England & Wales are subject to unlawful restraint, extended solitary confinement and random strip-searches according to a new report by the Howard League for Penal Reform

The Carlile Inquiry 10 years on says that the “illegal, systemic, physical abuse of children, sanctioned by the state” continues a decade after an independent inquiry by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC called for reforms. Read the rest of this entry »


The 3 Pillars Project: a course set to revolutionise rehabilitation

 Rugby and military discipline – the keys to rehabilitation? 

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Soldiers from the Royal Tank Regiment. Image: Defence Images

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Could a combination of rugby and military discipline be the keys to the rehabilitation of both adult and young offenders?  

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Prisons in the press – 10 June

 Rising levels of violence behind bars and Scotland’s toughest jail to become a museum 

The Panopticon, a staple design of the Victorian prison, designed originally by Jeremy Bentham. Image:

Scotland’s “Alcatraz” to become a museum

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Further privatisation, scrapping NPS – the latest twist in the probation service story?

Should the national service be scrapped and all probation be run privately?

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Through the gate: offenders often struggle adapting to life beyond bars.© Prisonimage.org

What is left of the National Probation Service should be disbanded. All forms of offender rehabilitation should be run privately.

These are the recommendations made by think tank Reform in a new report, Local commissioning, local solutions: devolving offender management.

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Prisons in the press – 3 June

Students call for prisons ban and former justice secretary demands a change of rules 

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Two prisoners in both the UK and the US mistakenly spent time in jail. Image: Krystian Olszanski

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Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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