TUESDAY 2, NOVEMBER 2021
Jonathan gives evidence to Parliament's Education Select Committee on his lived experience of the standard of education in prison in England and his opinion on what is needed from policymakers to improve education as a rehabilitative and restorative tool to reduce offending.
Jonathan Gilbert speaks to Talk Radio's Ian Collins on the Criminal Justice System
I am writing from my kitchen table. Like so many others presently I am working from home. It is less of a burden for me having spent the last six years away from this kitchen table. Time and patience are your nemesis whilst in prison but in the real world you seek them out...
Britain’s biggest prison, HMP Parc, runs a groundbreaking reform programme reinforcing inmates’ links with their children to prevent re-offending. Channel 4 News has been given unprecedented access and features our own, Jonathan Gilbert.
After a sentence of 12 years, Jonathan's journey had only just begun. Whilst serving six years behind bars, the daily impact on his wife and three boys forced him to self scrutinise.
Jonathan and a former inmate Garry Parkinson tell Nia Parry about the impact studying in prison had on their lives.
Nia is also joined by Clare Lloyd from the Prisoners' Education Trust to talk about the effect education has on the life chances of former prisoners.
Jonathan discusses with the Howard League for Penal Reform the impact that the Covid pandemic has had on the prison system in the UK. Listen below.