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I WILL, NO MORE!!! – Poem by Nanette Celine, Safe Ground Alumni Member

25 May 2021 by Emily Ansorge

Safe Ground has felt very inspired by our Alumni Member Nanette’s wonderful poem. Nanette wrote this empowering poem, explained in her own words: “People-pleasing can chip away at your identity till you end up losing your ‘self’. This is about refusing to be invisible anymore and exposing the lies. Having the courage and being empowered […] … more »

The Emotional Cost of Women in Prison

30 Mar 2021 by Emily Ansorge

The pandemic is continuing to create challenges on mental wellbeing and relationships, amongst the many other difficulties that exist for those in prison and their loved ones. We must raise attention to the emotional cost of those women in prison, as well as the rippling effect that this has on those close contacts. At the […] … more »

The Comfort Zone

09 Dec 2020 by Keisha Bhamra

In early 2020 Healthy London Partnership in collaboration with Arts Council England and the Mayor of London called for proposals from arts and cultural organisations to work with them to help improve the health and wellbeing of people with mental health issues in the borough of Merton. Safe Ground’s response was The Comfort Zone, a therapeutic […] … more »

Changing the Structures Around Prison- Looking After Children and Young People

24 Jun 2020 by Keisha Bhamra

A group of 8 children in a secure children’s home have been able to challenge and change policy direction as a result of an advisor’s willingness to listen, engage and take into consideration their views and experience. Whilst we don’t believe such changes should rest on individual approaches, lucky meetings or personalities, we are really […] … more »

The Little Foxes

04 Jun 2020 by Keisha Bhamra

We have created a short story for you to share with your family and loved ones, it is a useful template for creating your own adventures and a great source for starting a conversation in these difficult times.   Click HERE to download … more »

How Policy Impacts Criminal Justice Charities

07 Apr 2020 by Keisha Bhamra

Safe Ground has published a new report investigating how recent policy changes have impacted small criminal justice charities with the help of Braganca Law LLC. The current situation is highlighting, more than ever, fundamental issues within the prison estate and many are calling for penal reform. Safe Ground’s critical analysis of prison education, therefore, comes […] … more »

The Price of Punishment

29 Oct 2019 by Keisha Bhamra

On 8th October 2019 we hosted an event at The Roundhouse titled ‘The Price of Punishment’. It was an evening full of immersive performances and thought-provoking discussion about how we interpret punishment. The purpose of this event was to explore what punishment means to us in society and what the physical, emotional and psychological effect […] … more »

CJA Members Meeting: Complaints

13 Sep 2019 by Keisha Bhamra

The CJA Members meeting, held at the Foundry, highlighted the issues that persist regarding scrutiny and accountability in the criminal justice system and reassured the audience with the steps that are being made to pave a way forward in this realm. Sue McAllister, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) and Jo Farrar, Chief Executive of […] … more »

Tre Maison Dasan and the Unexposed Consequences of Parental Incarceration 

26 Feb 2019 by Keisha Bhamra

   Denali Tiller’s Tre Maison Dasan reimagines the archetypal documentary model, by relinquishing the power of direction to its subjects, 13 year old Tre, 11 year old Maison, and six year old Dasan. After all, these three young boys consistently prove that age is just a number, thus it would seem unjust to present it in any other way. The film exposes the crushing statistic that 1 in 14 children in the US have current or previous experience of a parent […] … more »

‘Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle’ CJA Members Meeting – 6th November 2018

21 Nov 2018 by Keisha Bhamra

The CJA Members meeting, hosted in Church House, Westminster was divided into two halves. The first was an energetic speech by Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland. The second was an informative talk from two Unlocked Graduates currently working in London prisons. Karyn McCluskey, the first speaker, leads the Community Justice Scotland team […] … more »

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