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Join Our Big Conversation about Second Chances

The Longford Blog is an all-year-round conversation – about, amongst other things, prison, the criminal justice system, and what a difference education can make in turning (prison) sentences into degrees as our Longford scholars are all doing. This Blog page is an opportunity for our scholars (like Gavin, pictured above) who are at the heart of what we do - as well as our mentors and others involved in the scholarship programme - to share first-hand experiences and ideas for change.

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My Life in my Words

Author: | 30 Nov 2020

In recent years it has become increasingly common for people with personal experience of complex social issues including crime, prisons and the justice system to… Read More

Facial Recognition Unmasked

Author: | 10 Nov 2020

Face coverings are a fact of life in the pandemic. It is mandatory to wear them in shops, schools and on university campuses. Slowly they’re… Read More

Introducing new Longford Trust Chair

Author: | 14 Oct 2020

Meet Tom Pakenham, our new Chair of trustees.  Here Tom writes for Longford Blog about his hopes and ambition for the trust and all those… Read More

A virtual internship: three months flew past

Author: | 30 Sep 2020

My time as an intern at the Criminal Justice Alliance by Jason Grant It is a Friday afternoon on the last day of my internship… Read More