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. 

Get our news by email

If you'd like to receive our news and opinion by email please join our mailing list.