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Koestler Awards 2014
Koestler Awards 2014By Visual Art, Writing, Events, Music & Performance
Catching Dreams: Art by Offenders, Secure Patients and Detainees in collaboration with the Southbank Centre London.

The UK's annual national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. This year's themed category is 'Dreams' chosen by Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger CBE (pictured). This year's show is curated by ex-offenders who have completed a year's programme of mentoring with the Koestler Trust's specially trained and supported artist mentors.

The Trust received a record-breaking number of entries to the Koestler Awards 2014 - 8,789 pieces of writing, music, film, fine art and design from 311 prisons, special hospitals and other establishments. There were 1,086 paintings, 804 drawings and 1,336 poems from approximately 3,000 unique entrants. read full article

Police visit National Prison Radio
Police visit National Prison RadioBy National Prison Radio
National Prison Radio’s dedicated programme for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma prisoners, ‘Open Road’, has had a visit from Jim Davies, who is Chair of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association (GRTPA).

Parole Board Update
Parole Board Update 
By Parole Board
Parole Board’s policy on open conditions

The right to work
The right to workBy Bob Woffinden
The protest against the re-employment of footballer Ched Evans by his former club when he is released from prison is the stuff of lynch mob justice

Month by Month - October 2014
Month by Month - October 2014By Rachel Billington
Rachel is dazzled by the Koestler Awards and impressed by a Childrens’ Charter put out by PACT

Inside without Faith
Inside without FaithBy Sue Falder
Sue Falder, British Humanist Association accredited celebrant and pastoral worker, puts the case for Humanists

Dying Inside
Dying InsideBy Francesca Cooney Advice & Information Manager Prison Reform Trust
It is time for the prison service to review the regulations on compassionate release

Justice Select Committee
Justice Select CommitteeBy Inside Time
Prisons: planning and policies Tuesday 9th September 2014

The longest Journey
The longest JourneyBy Louisa Wigginton
A trial is a harrowing time for the defendant and family, especially if they’re innocent. Here the trial of Roger Kearney is told from his daughter’s personal heartbreaking perspective

Prisoner voices
Prisoner voicesBy Various
In July the Independent Monitor magazine invited Inside Time readers to write what they thought about the work of the Independent Monitoring Boards. Here are extracts from some of the responses

Our own version of Islam is being blocked, fettered and stonewalled
Our own version of Islam is being blocked, fettered and stonewalledBy Sheikh Abu Dira Nasrullah
I and many of my companions are Salafists. Yet we find a great number of prison service Imams are Sufi’s.

For the love of cooking
For the love of cooking
By Ross Bell
Ross Bell’s first impression of life on the inside

Prison compensation unfair?
Prison compensation unfair?By John Farrow
John Farrow of Attwood Solicitors looks at the ‘media-created myth’ of ‘compensation culture’

The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of VeniceBy Robert Pettigrew
Robert Pettigrew gives an insight into working for a prison cooperative in Venice

Raising learners voices
Raising learners voicesBy Susannah Henty
The Prisoners Education Trust (PET) is launching a new project...

Ryan’s Prehistoric Pet
By Charlie Winterton
This poetic story was written by an imprisoned father for his son who suffers with ADHD and loves dinosaurs. Perfect reading for parents with small children waiting to gain access to prison visiting rooms.

From over the wall
From over the wallBy Terry Waite CBE
Terry Waite writes his monthly column for Inside Time

Appeals against conviction - conduct of trial lawyers
Appeals against conviction - conduct of trial lawyersBy David Wells
David Wells, Partner with Wells Burcombe Solicitors, highlights that criticisms of trial lawyers is a common complaint and although successfully raising such issues remains difficult, it is far from impossible

The absurdity of the Absconders Policy
By Allyce Swift and Alex dos Santos
Allyce Swift, Prison Law Advisor, together with Alex dos Santos, Barrister look at the new 'Absconders Policy’ and the impact that this will have on those who have previously been Unlawfully at Large

Finding your voice in the recall process
Finding your voice in the recall processBy Emma Davies and Lucy Batten
Emma Davies and Lucy Batten from Hine Solicitors look at the recent Prison Service Instruction for recall procedure and explain how prisoners can ensure their right to full and fair consideration of their case

Supergrass evidence
Supergrass evidenceBy Aziz Rahman, Solicitor and Jonathan Lennon, Barrister
The law, practice and development of supergrass evidence in England


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October 2014 Headlines
> Koestler Awards 2014
> Police visit National Prison Radio
> Parole Board Update
> The right to work
> Month by Month - October 2014
> Inside without Faith
> Dying Inside
> Justice Select Committee
> The longest Journey
> Prisoner voices
> Our own version of Islam is being blocked, fettered and stonewalled
> For the love of cooking
> Prison compensation unfair?
> The Merchant of Venice
> Raising learners voices
> Ryan’s Prehistoric Pet
> From over the wall
> Appeals against conviction - conduct of trial lawyers
> The absurdity of the Absconders Policy
> Finding your voice in the recall process
> Supergrass evidence

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