Penned up at HMP Downview

Written as an address to himself, in this blog David Kendall reflects on how he measures the success of a two week arts and literature festival at HMP Downview.

Penned Up is created with and for those in prison. Its two directors, Mark Hewitt and David Kendall, work with each prison to form a committee of interested prisoners; ideas are spoken, letters are written, venues are chosen, and a programme evolves. Penned Up has already run in HMP Lewes and HMP Erlestoke – HMP Downview hosted the first Penned Up in the women’s estate.

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