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Break the System: Problems around technology in the criminal justice system
December 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In prisons, access to technology is severely restricted. This is supposedly for safety and security reasons. But what does that mean for people in and leaving prison? They can be totally cut off, not only from events in the outside world, but also from skills and knowledge that could be essential to them. People leaving prison may be years behind when it comes to understanding the rapidly changing world of tech and digital tools. This can have massive implications to them finding a job and reintegrating smoothly into society.
Currently, the cost of reoffending is over £18bn per year, and this is a problem for all of us. This goes to show that the current system simply isn’t working, and there is a desperate need to a fresh look at how we treat prisoners and prison-leavers.
Join this event hosted by Outlandish for short panel talks from people trying to address these issues, followed by a discussion about the topics raised. IRL drinks and snacks provided.
Register for the event here.