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BBC feature on creative writing in prisons

BBC feature on creative writing in prisons

Carlo Gebler has spent nearly three decades working in the Northern Ireland prison system as a teacher of creative writing.

Produced by Conor Garrett for BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Radio 3’s latest Sunday Feature explores if prison arts and education made any difference to the lives of those Carlo taught. The author and teacher meets inmates attending classes in the education and skills section of HMP Magilligan on Northern Ireland’s north coast. He visits his former boss who each day would tell him his job was not to teach, but to be a human being. He catches up with some of the former prisoners he worked with over many years and finds out what they’re doing now.

Click here to listen [44 minutes]

Image courtesy of Art of San Quentin, Nicola White