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Code4000 - CODE breaking the cycle of crime

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
Code4000 is a UK programme set up to help break the cycle of crime by teaching prisoners coding skills. We found out more about the initiative..  Starting with a pilot of sixteen prisoners at HMP Humber, Code4000 are aiming to build a network of coding workshops in UK prisons, with the aim of giving prisoners a second chance, turning their lives around, and training them in a skills set whic...
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Gaolhouse Denim- Stitched-up by prisoners

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th March 2014
How’s this for a conversation starter - “Guess who made my jeans?” Granted it’s not the most obvious of opening lines, but is sure to grab the attention if the answer is “Inmates of Her Majesty's Prison Service.” You see, the prison service has a big problem - they would like the majority of their prisoners to be engaged in a normal working week whilst in priso...
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Offering Startup Hope to ex-offenders - Startacus interviews Startup Now

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2013
Lets start by offering up some perspective...At the time of writing, UK government minister, Chris Grayling had just that week proposed to semi privatise the Probation Service.Startacus that very same week had had a very timely interview with Juliet Hope, Chief Executive of Startup Now, a charity that had achieved amazing success of supporting ex-offenders into Self Employment. So with this in m...
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