Helping Muslims in prison system

Preston Prison
Preston Prison

LOCAL communities are being offered a chance to share their views on the challenges faced by the growing number of black and minority ethnic (BAME) and Muslim people in the prison system.

According to the Prison Reform Trust the number of Muslim prisoners has more than doubled over the past 12 years.

Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire are working with Arooj, a community-based mentoring organisation, to rehabilitate and support BAME and Muslim offenders in the region.

As part of the ongoing Reaching Out project they are holding a workshop in Preston for people to contribute their ideas on the issues BAME and Muslim communities face within the criminal justice system and how they can work together with government at local, national and international levels.

The one day event is free and will take place on Thursday April 7 from 10.30am – 3.30pm at Cotton Court Business Centre in Church Street.

To register and receive more information contact Dr Chris Hough on Findings will feed into generating future research.