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Bird Podcast | Stories from prison

Bird Podcast | Stories from prison

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Bird Podcast investigates what it really means to do time in the UK prison system. One topic, two chicks, three points of view. Explores themes around mental health, women in prison, UK gangs, knife crime, life sentences & rehabilitation.
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Mental Health Behind Bars | Will Lessons Be Learnt?

Bird Podcast | Stories from prison

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00:43
November 22, 2020
School Exclusions | Children & Consequences
Two chicks speak to young people who’ve directly experienced exclusion from school. Harry & Kadeem share how this affected their education and lifestyle as children. London charity, Just for Kid’s Law help us understand exposure to criminality and alternative education provisions to find out what it really means to do time. -- https://justforkidslaw.org/
21:18
August 7, 2020
Relationships in Prison | Life & Love in HMP Pentonville
Two chicks return to London’s notorious HMP Pentonville to look at prisoners' relationships with prison officers, family and their own partners. Four men share the ways in which their connection with officers has changed over time, explain how they keep the magic alive with a romantic partner – even when there's no physical connection; and we hear the impact prison has on children to find out what it really means to do time. - - - Special thanks   HMP Pentonville, Time4Change and the four men who took part in this episode.  Lewis Young for Production support http://theleaflibrary.com/ Sara Norman  - Useful links  - PACT https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/ Unlocked Grads https://unlockedgrads.org.uk/
25:02
June 3, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Coronavirus in Prison | The Forgotten Community
We investigate the Coronavirus pandemic in prisons right now by speaking to passionate prison reformer, Dr. Sarah Lewis, prison educator, José Aguiar & front line key worker across London prisons, Melissa to find out what it really means to do time. --------------------------------------------------- More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook -  www.birdpodcast.co.uk - Twitter: @birdpodcast  - Instagram: @birdpodcast  - Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
21:55
April 5, 2020
Restorative Justice | The Victim’s Voice
Bird Podcast returns with their long awaited second season. Two chicks investigate how Restorative Justice can repair harm, give victims a voice and reduce reoffending in the UK by speaking directly to victims of crime. They share the stories of Wendy and Viv, ambassadors for the Restorative Justice charity ‘Why Me?’ and Anika Cosgrove, expert and practitioner in RJ as they explore what it really means to do time. --------------------------------------------------- Links and resources from the show To see Wendy & Viv’s story and find out more about restorative services and the powerful work ‘Why Me?’ are doing go to their website https://why-me.org Special thanks to Restorative Solutions and Leeds Youth Offending Service for their work with Wendy & Viv Research on reducing reoffending https://restorativejustice.org.uk/resources/evidence-supporting-use-restorative-justice For the Victim code of practice and more on victim support, visit www.victimsupport.org.uk or call: 08 08 16 89 111 --------------------------------------------------- More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
26:00
March 31, 2020
Knife Crime | Stories and Solutions from HMP Pentonville
SEASON FINALE Two chicks gain exclusive access to London's notorious prison, HMP Pentonville.  Bird explores prisoner experiences of knife crime in the UK, uncovering stories from both victim and perpetrator. They discuss how early childhood and trauma play a vital role in criminality to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
30:42
August 23, 2019
Rehabilitation in Prison | A Call for Connections
Two chicks investigate whether rehabilitation is possible in our UK prisons and The Criminal Justice System. Uncovering that meaningful work, relationships and a kinder society are the key to safer communities and repairing harm. They speak to to Dr. Sarah Lewis, founder of the Growth Project, Cell Workout creator, LJ Flanders and spoken word artist, Jason Smith to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
29:19
May 6, 2019
Women in Prison | A New Perspective
Two chicks investigate women in prison by uncovering the truth behind female incarceration and the impact it has on their families. They speak to CEO of 'Women in Prison,' Kate Paradine, Lady Unchained, Brenda and women's rights activist, Kafayat Okanlawon to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
35:38
November 24, 2018
Life Sentences | From Teenagers to Triathletes
Two chicks investigate life sentences in the UK as they discover what happens to lifers behind bars and beyond. They follow the journeys of John McAvoy, a reformed criminal turned iron man; Jan, a mother and John McNamara, a criminal barrister, to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
31:40
September 5, 2018
UK Street Gangs | A Look Inside
Two chicks investigate the inextricable links between UK street gangs, offending and prison as they chat with two former gang members and a prison gang worker to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
30:22
July 18, 2018
Substance Misuse in Prison | The True Cost
Two chicks investigate the impact of substance misuse in our UK prisons as they chat with an ex-con, a police officer and a recovery service team leader to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
39:46
April 9, 2018
Mental Health Behind Bars | Will Lessons Be Learnt?
Two chicks investigate the rise of self harm and suicide in our UK prisons as they chat with ex-cons, prison staff & mental health professionals to find out what it really means to do time. More from Bird Podcast Follow us for social justice info, stats and prison insights or get in touch with us via our website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook www.birdpodcast.co.uk Twitter: @birdpodcast Instagram: @birdpodcast Facebook: Search 'birdpodcastUK'
27:32
February 24, 2018