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Literacy and prison: understanding reading rehabilitation

Literacy and prison have somewhat of a reverse symbiotic relationship: individuals with low literacy have a far higher risk of entering the justice system. If literacy levels can be raised during that period, the low literacy stimuli (most prominently struggling to find employment and social isolation) are removed from that individual’s life, meaning that they’re no longer limited to the options that may have directed them toward criminality in the first place.

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Neurodiversity in the prison population

We need to re-frame how we think about prisons and literacy and give people the power to break cycles of reoffending.

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