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Broken Chains: Education Behind Bars

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Broken Chains Series 2 

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Get up close with the reality of Australia’s prison system. Former incarcerated person Damien Linnane interviews other people since released from prison, about life both inside and after release. Podcast host Damien Linnane is the author of the crime novel Scarred, the illustrator of the book This is Ear Hustle, and the editor of Paper Chained, a journal posted free to inmates worldwide. He lives in Newcastle, Australia where he works primarily as an archivist.


Education Behind Bars

With recidivism rates extremely high in Australia, and with all evidence showing that educational courses decrease reoffending, one would imagine it would be a priority to get educational programs into prisons. However, the amount of programs available is far below what most would expect. On this episode of Broken Chains, we talk to Dr Lukas Carey, an educator, former prisoner and podcast host, about barriers faced by those wishing to use their time in prison constructively by studying.

Listeners are advised this episode contains strong language.


Views expressed disclaimer:

The views, thoughts, opinions expressed throughout this series are solely attributed to the host and guests of the program and do not reflect those of the City of Newcastle


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