Criminon courses help restore self-respect to prisoners

In May 2016 the Justice Secretary at the time gave a speech at the Governing Governors’ Forum which was in line with the Government’s plans to reform the prison education system on making prisons work. He said: “…We want individuals who leave prison to be changed characters – to be redeemed, to have rejected violence as a way of settling disputes, to have overcome the impulsiveness, weakness and lack of self-respect which drew them into crime in the first place, to have become assets contributing to society rather than liabilities who bring only costs…Critically, education should also help prisoners to acquire the social skills and virtues which will make them better fathers, better husbands and better brothers. Ensuring that prisoners can re-integrate into family life and maintain positive relationships is crucial to effective rehabilitation…” … read more