On Saturday 10 October 2015, we presented a powerful night of music, poetry and spoken word in which 10 dynamic artists narrated the phenomenal life stories of 10 ex-offenders.
Re-offending by young offenders has become one of the most pressing issues faced by society today. 45.2% of adult prisoners re-offend within one year of being released. For those serving sentences for less than 12 months, this increases to 57.5%. It is now recognised that the record levels of inmates in prison is not helping to reduce crime.
The Voices of Redemption project used creative arts to tackle the stigma associated with ex-offenders and provided a platform for this marginalised group to get their voices heard.