Based on Philosophy Behind Bars by Kirstine Szifris this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the importance of identity work in prison and the need to give prisoners space in order to allow them to develop new identities through programmes that allow them to personally develop.
It is important for said programmes to not be directly linked to the offending behaviours and this policy briefing highlights the need to take a broader view of the person, focusing as much on diverting people towards something as it does diverting people away.
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