International Prison Education Day

Dr Anne Schwan co-organised International Prison Education Day at HMP Barlinnie on 13th October 2016 and acted as judge of a writing and arts competition with entries from prisons across Scotland and Ireland. She secured funding from the RSE Young Academy of Scotland to sponsor a workshop by Glasgow-based performance group 'Street Cones'. 'Street Cones' is a non-profit organisation consisting of people who have experienced the criminal justice system and who are now engaged in preventive community work with at-risk young people. They have a strong commitment to mentoring and peer support to preclude substance misuse, offending and re-offending behaviour. The day's programme overall won the European Prison Education Association's award for the best International Prison Education Day out of all the events that took place across Europe.