Quakers in Criminal Justice

May 2018 Newsletter Download PDF


Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Quakers in Criminal Justice Newsletter. Many of you will still be feeling the inspirational impact of the recent 2018 conference held in Ammerdown, and to keep that energy going we have an excellent and wide-ranging group of articles for you to read in this issue.

From a film review to news of several prison-based projects. Of course no May edition of the QICJ newsletter would be complete without a report and reflections on our annual conference. We also have an update on Positive Justice Gloucestershire and one contributor poses the question, “is it possible to reform our prison system?” and much, much more.

This newsletter is your newsletter and is only possible with your contributions. We'd love to hear from any of you about the criminal justice work you are involved in, the books or movies you have read and seen on the subject, your own experiences of navigating the prison system, inside or following release, really anything you think might fit in to our publication.

After careful consideration, Carmel has made the decision to step down as editor of the QICJ Newsletter. We therefore need help with editing the newsletter and would especially like to hear from volunteers to join the editing team. If you think you might be able to help, give either myself or Carmel a shout on editor@qicj.org. We would appreciate having you on board.

Thanks as usual to the newsletter team: Greta, Alan and of course the amazing Carmel.

Go to page 24 of the newsletter for Carmel's farewell message.

We hope you find this edition helpful and enjoyable to read.

Jonathan Lamb

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