Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Life Beyond Crime - The Fellowhip is One Year Old: We answer our first year's Question

Life Beyond Crime brings together in an insightful and passionate debate, through prose, poems and pictures the assembled first-hand experience and wisdom of more than 60 contributors responding to the question What do those at risk of offending, prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?

Contributors include current and former prisoners including the work of artists and poets who have been recognised by Koestler awards; criminal justice practitioners; educators and academics; as well writers from the voluntary and arts worlds including theatre director Phyllida Lloyd, lyricist Sir Richard Stilgoe and sculptor Sir Antony Gormley.

Learning and understanding are discussed in their widest sense, covering not just formal learning and learning skills, but also - and most importantly - learning about yourself, your past and future identity, your family life and your aspirations and role in society.  These types of understanding are explored in the contexts of diversion from crime, young people, adults in prison, and returning to the community. 

For more details:
Go to the Koestler Trust Shop to get your copy at £15:
And, moving on to 2018 ....

The Monument Fellowship

The Question for 2017-2018

"How can we be a less violent society?"


Centre for Justice Innovation, Clinks, Diagrama UK, Khulisa UK, Koestler Trust,
Lemos&Crane, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Restorative Solutions

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

What do prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?

Every year, the members of the Monument Fellowship will ask themselves a question and work towards answering it, through the work of each organisation and in working together.

The Monument Trust is also asking all its friends, including present and past grant-holders too, to offer their answers too. In autumn 2017, we will set out the thinking and ideas that emerge at an event, and issue a publication. Please send us 600-1000 words with your thoughts, knowledge, experience and achievements. (for 2018 we will focus on another question.)

What do prisoners and ex-offenders need to learn?