Prisoners and their families

  • Includes resources to support reading, literacy, learning and other initiatives with prisoners and their families.
  • "The Ian Thornton Project"

    December 18, 2015

    Report of a reading project: "Exploring ‘The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms’ with Prison and Community Reading Groups across Staffordshire"." is a reading initiative involving prison and community reading groups. It was delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s Prison and Public Library Service with support from RAF Museum… more

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  • "Books Unlocked"

    December 18, 2015

    " Exploring Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and Dead Man Talking with prison, young offender institution and community reading groups across Staffordshire" Alan G Smith. Books unlocked. Staffordshire County Council, 2015. Books unlocked … more

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  • "The Big Question report"

    October 28, 2015

    "This report details the findings of the Big Question survey which was carried out by the Cilip Prison Libraries Group in 2014. The aim was to gather a clear picture of what is happening in prison libraries at a time of great change in both the prison estate and public libraries… more

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  • Clinks Volunteering Guides

    October 27, 2014

    "Clinks has published a series of guides designed to support organisations in their day-to-day work with offenders. The guides have been developed with the expertise of Volunteering England, Charities Evaluation Services, and the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.Targeted at those who involve volunteers, or provide mentoring and befriending services to… more

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  • CILIP Prison Libraries Group

    September 13, 2014

    "The Prison Libraries Group serves the interest of all members concerned with the provision of library services to prison communities. The Group is committed to improving the quality of the service whilst raising the profile of prison libraries."CILIP Prison Libraries Group… more

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  • Storybook Dads

    September 13, 2014

    "Storybook dads works in over 100 UK prisons. As well as enabling imprisoned parents to maintain family contact, we also provide training and employments for hundreds of prisoners, improving their skills and chances of rehabilitation." (Storybook Mums also operates in women's prisons.)Storybook Dads… more

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  • Books Unlocked: exploring 'Pigeon English' with Prison and Community Reading Groups in Staffordshire

    June 30, 2014

    Books Unlocked is a reading initiative involving prison and community reading groups. It was delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s Prison Library Service with support from the National Literacy Trust.There is further information about the Books Unlocked initiative on the National Literacy Trust website.The initiative had the following… more

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