"The story of families separated by prison is a powerful, moving and often humbling story. It's a community of families that is often invisible to society. As researchers we felt that we were lifting a curtain to reveal a diverse and resilient community that often feels cut-off and isolated in its struggles. We hope that the creative outputs that this funding made possible will help families to feel that their voices are a little more audible." Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Project Lead.
Credits are: Alice Angus, Proboscis (drawings and illustrations), Pallion Action Group, NEPACS, StoryWorks
The project was produced in conjunction with Hidden Families at the NEPACS (North East Prison After Care Society) Visitors’ Centre, Frankland Prison, Durham and LONELINESS part of Pallion Action Group, Sunderland. It was led by Lizzie Coles-Kemp of Royal Holloway, University of London working with Proboscis, Freya Stang and Action for Prisoners Families.
This project is funded as part of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Programme. The researchers are grateful to the funders for their support in this work and for the opportunity to work with such a diverse, resilient, and often hidden, community.
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