This workshop, co-organised by YAS member Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University) and Sarah Armstrong (Glasgow University), was held at the University of Edinburgh and brought together participants from over ten universities and higher education institutions; practitioners in the arts, education, health and criminal justice; and, representatives of the voluntary sector and government.
Interest is building in how universities might engage those in prison and criminal justice settings. A number of recent and exciting developments in Scotland and the UK motivated the organisation of this workshop to explore the ways higher education does and could engage with those in prison settings. The workshop offered a forum to learn about innovative practices and to share ideas about developing these and maximising impact. It featured keynote presentations by Professor Lori Pompa (Temple University, USA), who founded the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme, a programme in which university courses are taught in prisons and attended both by (outside) university students and (inside) prisoner students; and Professor Fiona Measham (Durham University) who has overseen the very first application of this initiative in the UK.