Young Offender to Mural Maestro

Move over Banksy! Who would have believed that a book by an ex-young offender would lead to full-time work as an artist that includes helping prisons to brighten their days?

Justin Rollins, author of The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti – adopted as a criminology course text by colleges and universities in places such as Birmingham and Coventry – has progressed to painting murals and similar works for a living, especially in prisons.… Read more “Young Offender to Mural Maestro”

‘Motherhood Charter’ for Imprisoned Mothers

Author Lucy Baldwin

Waterside Press is pleased to congratulate author Lucy Baldwin on her appointment as Associate Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health at the University of Durham commencing Michaelmas Term 2022.

Working closely with partners in policy and practice and with the encouragement of the Ministry of Justice Lucy is leading a working party aiming to develop a ‘Motherhood Charter’.… Read more “‘Motherhood Charter’ for Imprisoned Mothers”

Gallery: Dear Fiona Launch

Waterside Press and the Koestler Trust hosted a reception at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London, to celebrate the publication of Dear Fiona: Letters from a Suspected Soviet Spy by Fiona Fullerton. This included the author in conversation with Corinna Honan.… Read more “Gallery: Dear Fiona Launch”

Gallery: Behind the Lines Launch

Michael Crowley’s Behind the Lines: Creative Writing with Offenders and People at Risk was launched by Alicia Stubbersfield at The Koestler Exhibition for the North West, World Museum, Liverpool, on Thursday 24 May 2012.

Photos courtesy of Cristof Häberle. With thanks to the Koestler Trust and Alicia Stubbersfield.… Read more “Gallery: Behind the Lines Launch”