While most media coverage of the sector focuses on the negative, the @HiddenHeroes.uk Twitter account is used to share positive stories about prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice services, and the #HiddenHeroes who work in them.
Would-be builders will be able to walk through a virtual reality construction site, using technology designed especially for prisoners. Its developers hope to start testing it in a prison later this year.
Newsround (12th April)
Smiles as visits restart
Nottingham &Haverigg were the first prisons to reopen visits halls. More prisons in England restart visits this week. Scotland will restart social visits on April 26.
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We love receiving letters & feedback from the residents and their families! Especially when it’s to show us their amazing colouring skills 🙌🏼 We hope it won’t be too long until we can welcome you back to visits @HMPHewell @YMCAWorcs @TDaveyTNLCF
Another extraordinary thing about Shirley Williams. As prisons minister, in 1966, she wanted to find out what life was really like for women inside: so she persuaded the authorities to lock her up in Holloway on a pretended prostitution charge. Who would do that now?
The passing of Prince Philip
To people in prison, he may seem a distant figure but many hundreds of young people in Youth Offender Institutions (YOIs) have benefited from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (DofE) which he set up in 1956.
A worthy challenge for children of the #HiddenHeroes of the pandemic?! I don't think I'd get away with it, or I'd do one myself...
#Herostamps for #HiddenHeroes
“Good officers make you feel like you’re a person, not just a prison number. They are interested in who you are: your background, your future. This makes you feel like you have an identity as a person, and that makes you feel like you have dignity and self respect.”
Prison Service launches review of post-Covid regimes
It will seek to establish whether any of the changes to the way prisons are run which have been introduced as temporary responses to the threat of Covid-19 should be made permanent.
During March staff & residents have been involved in a Step Challenge. It's been a fantastic talking point & motivation to get us out, exercise and pay attention to our well being #inclusion #involvement #community
.@FMinsideout has launched a monthly health and wellbeing e-newsletter, aimed at women who face extra challenges in life, including poor mental health, substance misuse, early life trauma and experience of the criminal justice system.
Please subscribe & share http://bit.ly/HerWB - Her Wellbeing is now available in e-newsletter format. Supporting #WomensHealth #mentalhealth #depression #AddictionRecovery @WIP_live @LancashireWomen @planb_prisons @GOOP_PrisonHort @Clinks_Tweets @LonCRCProbation