Tue, 1 December 2015
It’s a well known fact that around 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or have issues with literacy. What’s lesser known, is the effect tackling this problem could have on violence in prisons and the rate of reoffending.
If there’s anyone that knows how tackling this problem could revolutionise prison rehabilitation, it’s self-styled, ‘Prison Mary Poppins, ’Jackie Hewitt-Main. Through story telling, nurturing and a right brained approach to education, Jackie has achieved some mind blowing results. In some cases her methods have yielded a reoffending rate of 5.9%; the current average is 26% (ministry of justice).
In this episode Jackie tells of how she went from being a mum and business woman. To working with and changing the lives of some of the UK’s most notorious prisoners.
Direct download: 031_-The_Codpast_-_Episode_19_-_Mary_Poppins_on_Speed.mp3
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