Second chances for ex-offenders through education

Longford Prize

Longford Prize Winner: Steve Taylor

5th December 2005

The judges praised the work of Steve Taylor as director of the Forum on Prisoners' Education in working to promote rehabilitation, reintegration of ex-offenders and thereby build a better society.

The Longford Prize judges also made special mention of two other entries:

(1) Marian Liebmann from Bristol, for a life long commitment to penal reform that had seen her leading pioneering initiatives in art therapy, mediation and restorative justice; and

(2) The late Liz Hoyle of Keighley in Yorkshire who founded and ran single-handedly the Longford Writers, a network linking prisonersacross the globe who found some release in writing poetry.  Between her nomination and the judges' decision, Liz lost a long battle with cancer, but her charity continues its vital and unsung work. 



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