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'Sam'

'Sam'

Name: 'Sam'
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2012
Location: Hampshire
Campaign: To make prisoners aware of the effects imprisonment has on their families

My brother spent some time in prison when I was younger and it had a profound effect on my family.

 

I do not think he realised the effects prison would have on us, and I do not think many criminals do.

 

It feels like you are serving the prison sentence with the person who is on the inside. There simply is not enough to raise awareness to the prisoners about the effects of their crime.

 

I do not wish to reveal my real name, mainly because I am afraid myself and my family will be seen as guilty by association.

 

Now, I am making an audio CD which I hope to distribute to prisoners or criminals who maybe facing custody. The CD contains interviews from prisoners, and their families, to help everyone understand just how crime and prison affects the family.

Holly Howe, Revolving Doors

Thank you to Revolving Doors for being interested in copies of my completed project for use at your agency.

November 2013

My Fixers Prisoners’ Families audio documentary has won a Marsh Media Award! The award recognises individuals who have worked with or in the media to help to reduce the stigma that prisoners’ families face.

 

Sam's certificate after winning his category at the Marsh Media Awards

 

June 2012

My audio documentary is complete, focusing on two cases studies which highlight the effects prison has on the family of the offender.

 

Listen to Part 1 of the Prisoners' Families Audio Documentary:

 

 

Listen to Part 2 of the Prisoners' Families Audio Documentary:

 

 

 

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