Tuned In


Tuned In- Resource for Women Prisoners

Music in Prisons and Helix Arts have developed a resource that uses creative approaches within criminal justice settings to support women prisoners to address their offending behaviours.

Women from HMP Low Newton worked with creative writers, musicians and designers to create and record songs and prose on a range of issues, chosen by them, and these have been brought together as a resource to help others.

Tuned In is aimed at women:

  • In custody, serving long-term sentences, to provide greater engagement with rehabilitation;
  • Due for release, to give them confidence to make the transition back into the community; and
  • On community resettlement programmes, to boost resilience.

Tuned In seeks to provide an intervention by women for women, using their authentic stories. Women re-offend for different reasons to men; they have different issues and triggers, yet exist in a system designed for men. Tuned In is specifically designed to address the needs of women.

The programme was supported by the Northern Rock Foundation Fresh Ideas Fund. For more information contact sara@irenetaylortrust.com

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