March 2019

Big Issue: John Bird on Penned Up

John Bird: Investing in prisoners could help them rewrite their story The library offers educational, physical and social improvement to help you out of the sticky stuff. Read more:

Big Issue: The Legacy of Penned Up

“The legacy of Penned Up: How prison literacy changed my life” Given a life sentence for GBH at the age of 29, all hope seemed lost for Steve Newark. But a pioneering prison literacy project helped Steve gain the self-belief, confidence and skills to turn his life around in front of the parole board. Read…

Big Issue: David Kendall on Penned Up

Penned Up: Prison literature festivals give much-needed life beyond the cells Penned Up’s David Kendall says his events give a space for honesty and openness, and the prisoners and the speakers rise to that. Read more: