What I learned from my semester studying with prisoners
03.07.2019 -- Before going into HMP Pentonville on the first day of the University of Westminster’s Making Links programme, I was slightly apprehensive. The course enables students in social sciences to study with 10 inmates for one semester in the prison grounds. Providing a direct connection between prisons and higher education, students (called outside learners) act as academic mentors for the inmates (inside learners). After the 10-week module, successful inside learners receive a Level 3 qualification in British convict criminology, which they can take forward to apply for a foundation degree in criminology after their release....[Read more].