Welcome to the Technology in Prisons website
The 'Technology in Prisons' project has been set up to promote the use of technology for the education and training of offenders in prisons and within the community upon release. The project will not only investigate the current use of technology it will use technology, social networking, conferences, research and articles to stimulate discussion regarding the current and future use of technology, both supervised and unsupervised.
Part of this project has been supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust . Dr William George Lockitt was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to visit Norway, Sweden and Germany to identify good practice in the use of technology for teaching and learning. We would like to hear about your experiences of education and training within prisons and surveys for both deliverers and learners will be available shortly. I hope you will take the opportunity of contributing your experiences to this project.
The LinkedIn Technology In Prisons group now has over 450 members from across the world, why not come and join us today.
Since the end of the Fellowship in 2011 this Web site and the LinkedIn discussion group has not been funded and is updated and managed on a voluntary basis. We would like to thank our Web provider Weblusion Ltd for their continued support, help and guidance.
By JAMIE NIELD-SIDDALL
|and better job prospects they are less likely to re-offend and make a positive contribution to society. “Only 30% of prisoners re-offend in Norway, compared to 85% likely to in this country.” He has been||involved in education for 35 years and, along with his wife Moira, has recently set up his own business G2G, an organisation that offers a variety of courses with an aim to help people back into employment.|
The presentation at the NoOffence Conference in London highlighted the findings from a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, undertaken by Dr WG Lockitt, researching how technology is helping to reduce reoffending rates and increase job opportunities by offering training and education relevant to the workplace to offenders in prisons and upon release into the community in Germany, Norway and...Read more
At last the UK Government seem to be realising, and getting to grips with, the fact that they can no longer afford to spend £9 to £13 Billion a year on reoffending. Radical reforms are in the pipeline but most of them are based around cost efficiency and outsourcing on a payment by results basis. Again,...Read more
The rehabilitation of short-sentenced prisoners to cut crime and make communities safer will be the focus of an ITV Tonight Programme on Thursday 6 December, at 7.30pm. The programme looks at the work being done at Leeds prison and speaks to Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright about the rehabilitation revolution. Leeds prison, which is at the forefront of this,...Read more
Announcement from Technology In Prisons LinkedIn Group 'You be the Judge' This looks a really great interactive Web site, take a look. People can now take on the role of a judge in a murder or a drug dealing case, on a Ministry of Justice website designed to make sense of sentencing. Four new cases have been added to...Read more
The LinkedIn Technology In Prisons group now has over 430 members from across the world, why not come and join us today. At last, what looks like some positive action regarding reoffending and the realisation that education and training can help. I need to read a bit more to see if there is any push to use...Read more
Announcement from Technology In Prisons LinkedIn group The European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS) This looks a really great initiative: The European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS), funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, is a European-wide initiative on behalf of children with an imprisoned parent. With its network of European partners active within prison-related, child’s...Read more
Announcement from Technology In Prisons LinkedIn Group UK prison rehabilitation reform plans It's good to see that the UK Government is now recognising that it can no longer afford to spend £9.5 to £11.5 billion each year on reoffending and is looking to educate/train offenders in prisons and on release. However, still no significant innovation or role for...Read more
On Wednesday 30 May 2012 Dr William Lockitt of G2G Communities CIC was awarded the Winston Churchill Silver Medallion for his research into the effective use of technology to train and educate offenders in secure learning environments. Dr Lockitt visited Norway, Sweden and Germany to see first-hand how the innovative use of technology was improving the employment...Read more