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Humane Justice

Apr 19, 2021

Callum Hutchinson has navigated the criminal justice system since he was 16 years old. 

All his crimes were closely connected to alcohol abuse, but not once was it suggested to him that he should address his use of drink.

In his essay, Callum describes in extraordinary detail what happened when he was stabbed nine times...

Apr 12, 2021

Brenda Birungi, AKA Lady Unchained, works to prove that there is life after prison.

Through her poetry she tells her own personal story, and the stories of those with experience of the criminal justice system.

In her essay, she shares her own experiences of kindness in prison.

Brenda's essay comes from the book Humane...

Apr 6, 2021

Michael Campbell, aka The Tartan Con, served over four years in prisons across the country.

He now works in prisons to develop practical solutions, grounded in his experience, to tackle anxiety, stress and frustration.

Michael's essay comes from the book Humane Justice, published by the charity Khulisa as part of the...

Mar 29, 2021

Mr Gee has performed poetry for two decades. He specialises in running poetry workshops and has vast experience of working in prisons.

Perhaps best knows as the 'Poet Laureate' on Russell Brand's infamous BBC Radio 2 show, he's toured the world and had his work featured in The Times and The Guardian.

Mr Gee has written...

Mar 25, 2021

Tanjit Dosanjh is an optometrist. When his father went to prison, he decided he wanted to help people in prison by using his professional skills.

He learned of optical labs in California's prisons, and raised enough money to launch an optical training lab inside HMP Standford Hill in 2012.

Since then, he's trained 60...