Sue McAllister

The Northern Ireland Prison Service is reforming, reforming its working practices and reforming the manner in which it engages with those entrusted to our custody, to ensure that they are provided with the best opportunity to reintegrate into the community when released. The Prison Arts Foundation’s strategic plan acknowledges this reform process but also acknowledges the role that various art forms has in those individuals own journey of reform. Engaging in those art forms not only helps with improving individuals skills in that area but can begin a process where an individual sees their potential and the opportunities available to them whilst in custody. These are important developments for individuals and I fully appreciate the work that the Prison Arts Foundation undertake in that process