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August 2016

Interview with prisoner T08 808 Costi-R14

Perched on a plastic toilet seat and closeted in the stockroom of his uncle’s hardware shop in North London, John Costi explains what it is like to be a white boy in a juvenile prison.

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“Creative education is the Cinderella of regimes in prisons”

David Wilson is a former governor of HM Grendon, an experimental psychiatric prison in Buckinghamshire. Grendon is unique within the British penal system as it operates entirely as a psychodrama and therapeutic community. Prisoners engage in drama and creative workshops, group art, music and wellbeing courses.

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Inside Her Majesty’s Prisons

Alex Cavendish is a former inmate. He was moved between six prisons, and eventually was released in 2014. Adam Mac is a prisoner serving life at HMP Wakefield. Both reveal an institution marred by systematic drug abuse, assault, violence and rape.

Catherine McMaster reports.

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Prisons are “violent and dangerous places” HM Chief Inspector reveals

 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke warns prisons have become “unacceptable violent and dangerous places” in his first Annual Report released today.

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“Just because he can’t actually fuck her, he therefore has to die. He has a tongue he can do other things”

The cinematic failings of Me Before You unravelled with the assistance of disabled director, Elinor Rowlands.
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Disabled women twice as more likely to experience violence

A report issued by Women’s Aid showed that disabled women are twice as likely to experience gender-based violence than non-disabled women.

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Emily Yates

The Enhance Disability spokeswoman talks about Cerebral palsy, disability fetishes and sexual desires

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Does everyone have a right to share their story?

The native Aboriginal people of Australia are a society entrenched in an oral culture of storytelling. It encompasses every aspect of their discourse-every rock, tree and animal has a story. The explanation for their cultural beliefs is shared through story, and these stories are passed down through generations by song and dance.

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Playback Drama Critique

I have cancer and only six months to live,” are Fay’s opening words. “I am scared. Scared to leave this world and face the unknown, and that is why I am here tonight.”

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