Join us to discuss 'Going Straight 2 University'
Colleagues at Newman University have recently piloted a programme of Higher Education in HMP Birmingham.
Inspired by similar university and prison partnerships, six Newman University students have joined six HMP Birmingham students on an eight week Introduction to Social Sciences course.
It is our aim that this model will be extended in order that prisoner students can begin to obtain credits towards a Newman University degree towards the end of their prison sentence.
Working with Children, Young People & Families students: What we learned about learning; what we learned about ourselves.
Criminology students & Prison student: What we learned about justice and human potential.
Dr Karen Graham and Dr Dan Whisker: What we learned about teaching and where do we go from here: reducing/waiving the fees; sponsorship and bursaries.
Special Guest: Professor Baz Dreisinger
Professor Dreisinger is the founder and Academic Director of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program, which offers college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men at Otisville Correctional Facility, and broadly works to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Her book Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World was published in February 2016.