Unilink at Digital Prison? Positive Futures (Edinburgh)

Unilink is attending the Digital Prison? Positive Futures event at Edinburgh, which is taking place on 14th November.

This event will analyse the benefits and challenges of improving access to digital technologies in prison. As society becomes increasingly reliant on digital technology it is important for policy makers and stakeholders in the prison sector to assess how prisons will adapt to an ever changing world.

The conference will look into how improving digital access in prisons provides the opportunity to make lasting effects on reducing reoffending rates by helping to maintain strong family relationships; building essential digital skills and creating positive social networks.

With contributions from those enaging with the prison sector as educators, employers, digital experts and as previous offenders this conference will explore the opportunities digital technology provides as well as key challenges policy makers face in digitalising the sector.

Dr. Dominic Pearson, Senior Lecturer from University of Portsmouth will share the findings of the world’s first academic research on prisoner self service.

Other speakers include:

Kenyatta Leal, Manager of Campus Services, RocketSpace & Founder, The Last Mile
Professor Nancy Loucks
, Chief Executive, Families Outside
Katharine Brash, Director, Learning and Skills (SPS), Fife College
Pete White, Chief Executive, Positive Prison? Positive Futures
Gary Dawson, MAP Co – Ordinator, SHMU
Dr. Dominic Pearson, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
Michael Taylor, Founder, Code 4000
Neil Barnby, Classroom Facilitator, HMP Humber, Code 4000
Helen Chamier – Tripp, Service Development Manager, Apex Scotland
Bill Fitzpatrick, Operations Director, Community Justice Scotland
James Levy, Managing Director, Socrates 360

Come and visit our stand for a chat and a demo of Unilink’s self-service and offender management systems.