Webinar with Nicky Park, St Giles Trust

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15 July 2020

Nicky Park, the Head of Prisons and Women’s services for St Giles Trust, discusses her work with Professor Tom Schuller, chair of the Prisoner Learning Alliance.

Listen to the webinar here.

In this webinar, Nicky starts off by talking to us about how her interest in working with prisoners began aged 16, when she contacted HMP Wormwood Scrubs requesting a tour and from here was inspired to study for an Undergraduate degree in Criminology. Despite being disappointed with how little consideration the course gave to those with lived experience of the criminal justice system, Nicky was able to take part in a prison-university partnership and discover her passion for improving prison learning.

Nicky speaks specifically about tailoring prison care to the needs of women, discussing the challenges associated with applying practices used in men’s prisons with little consideration for gender differences.

Nicky speaks specifically about tailoring prison care to the needs of women, discussing the challenges associated with applying practices used in men’s prisons with little consideration for gender differences. She also describes working during the COVID-19 pandemic, elaborating on how it has exposed the need for a digital technology expansion in prisons.

To find out more about Nicky’s work for the St Giles Trust click here and for more Wednesday Webinars, check out the PLA SoundCloud.

 

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