'3 weeks after waking up in hospital, I log on to my university portal. I can't remember my password' - Scholar Chris on getting Covid-19 READ HIS BLOG

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.

If you have something you’d like to say, find out how at office@longfordtrust.org

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

Life in Lockdown: Six Months On

Author: | 15 Sep 2020

                                                       Life in Lockdown: Six Months On Last Summer our scholar Shaun wrote a blog which struck a chord and shocked in equal… Read More

A writer & Longford scholar compare notes on how to make prisons places of reform

Author: | 28 Jul 2020

Going to prison wasn’t part of the plan. Neither for writer and filmmaker Chris Atkins nor for classics student and Longford scholar Nahshon. Here they… Read More