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Perth Prison

A short case study of the work completed in conjunction with HMP Perth and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS).

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Colin’s Story

This short case study tells of the journey taken by Colin as he leaves prison. It highlights that for some there needs to be better provision of throughcare services. This is all the more surprising given that Colin was actually on a supervised release order…

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George’s Story

We were asked to help and support a young man with over 40 convictions to his name. This short case study takes us through that process…

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Steve’s Story

A short case study on how we tried to get a returning citizen involved with our website stuff, finding out he was under a recall on his licence, and how we tried to help with his parole. This is an on-going relationship and we are hoping that we can arrange for some “real” web work whilst he is still inside…

 

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Adam’s Story

A short case study that looks at what happens when someone is released without support being put into place…

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Case Study – How Labelling affected me…

The following was a few words shared with us regarding the adverse effect that labelling can have on some. This is exactly why it is important to be searching for a new language to be used within the Criminal Justice System within Scotland. We reproduce the full unedited text: –

 

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Last one of 2016… PP?PF… Core Activist Meeting #17

GETTING TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THINGS IN GENERAL AND OTHER STORIES

This meeting is for anyone and everyone who is in some way active with or on behalf of PP?PF… Free ranging conversations and updates. Starting about 9.30am (which probably means 10.00) and then talking our way through to 12.00 or 12.30 with the usual refreshment and death stick breaks along the way.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO STAY FOR LUNCH AND BE PART OF THE AFTERNOON DISCUSSIONS PLEASE REGISTER ON THE LINK BELOW.

Bring your stories, ideas and business cards to share as widely as you wish… This is all about making connections, joining up the dots and finding people and groups to develop relationships to help make things better in who knows how many ways…

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION – IF YOU JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH BY WAY OF REFRESHMENTS ETC…

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Film on Fire

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing to invite you to media co-op’s  ‘Film on Fire’ on Thursday 26 January 4pm to 5.30pm at Glasgow Women’s Library.

This free event is part of the Scottish Government’s Fire Starter Festival: “a week-long festival of collaborative learning events…lighting fires by exploring genuine, participatory methods of engagement.” Full listings here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fire-starter-festival-2017-11179733133

We’ll explore participatory film as an effective way to get people’s voices heard, and show some of media co-op’s short films made by people at the sharp end of social inequality.

Here’s the link to book your free ticket, and to find out more details about the event.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-on-fire-glasgow-tickets-30077678145.

I’d love to see you there.

Please feel free to share with any colleagues, friends or networks who’d like to learn more about service-users creating their own high-quality film in co-production. All welcome.

We’d be delighted if you could share the links on social media too.

By the way if you know folk in Edinburgh who’d be interested, media co-op is also hosting an Edinburgh Fire Starter on Mon 30 Jan, 2pm to 3.30pm at Mansfield Traquair Centre. Here’s the link for free tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-on-fire-edinburgh-tickets-30351846189.

Best wishes,

Lucinda

Lucinda Broadbent

Director & Executive Producer

406 White Studios, Templeton on the Green,

62 Templeton St, Glasgow G40 1DA

e: lucinda@mediaco-op.net

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Why would you employ people with a criminal record?

Offender Stereotype Anxiety causes unfairness and creates untapped potential.

Employers such as Virgin, Timpson and NHS Lothian understand this. Do you?

Join the discussion at our networking breakfast workshop at Edinburgh City
Chambers on 13th February 2017.

Places are limited and are open to employers from across the Lothians & Borders.

Bookings can be made @ https://rwcedinburghemployer.eventbrite.co.uk
or contact info@recruitwithconviction.org.uk

This Recruit With Conviction event is delivered in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council
and Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority. It builds upon international research around smoothing the pathway to employment for people with convictions.

 

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Breaking Ground…

BREAKING GROUND

A SHOWCASE OF ARTWORKS INSPIRED BY THE EXPERIENCE
OF HAVING A FAMILY MEMBER IN PRISON

21ST JANUARY 2017 12-5PM

@ MANY STUDIOS 3 ROSS STREET, THE BARRAS, GLASGOW, G1 5AR

FREE

Breaking Ground is a showcase of new artworks by KIN, an arts collective inspired by their experience of having a family member in prison. This event will showcase the first three artworks of KIN and give you an opportunity to contribute to the conversation. KIN is a call that demands a response.
First Words is a film created by the group that will be screened throughout the day with a question and answer session.

The Golden Thread is a roaming audio performance where the audience chooses their own journey.

The Thing a new zine filled with visual art, photography and writing from the KIN collective.

There will be opportunities for you to create art in response to what you see, hear and feel on the day. KIN is a conversation, and you are invited to take part.

KIN was established in late 2015, bringing together a group with lived experience of familial imprisonment. The collective create art together as a way of making sense of their experience and creating new ways to talk about the issue.

When a young person is disconnected from both their family and society, there is a responsibility to address our own roles in this isolation; the art of KIN aims to draw us in to the experience, and send us out to make a difference. The collective create art together as a way of making sense of their experience and creating new ways to talk about the issue.

Contact rosie@voxliminis.co.uk for more info.