A bit about you…

Please tell us a little bit about you before we start.

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A bit about you…

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How old are you?

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A bit about you…

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Please select your gender

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A bit about you…

Have you been to one of the Ben Kinsella exhibitions before?

We have one in Islington (London), Barking (East London) and Nottingham.

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A bit about you…

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What is your email address?

(We won’t contact you. It is only used to send you your certificate)

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Offenders

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Why might people become an offender?

An offender is a person who has committed a crime. If you commit a crime, that means you have offended. Select all that apply

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All of these are reasons that someone might offend. But offending can lead to very serious consequences.

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The story of a prisoner

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Watch this video about a prisoner in Cockham Wood prison.

The story of a prisoner

This prisoner was involved in an incident which led to the murder of an innocent person.

Write down up to 5 words to describe how you think he now feels about that.

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The story of a prisoner

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The prisoner’s whole life changed in just one day because he made the wrong choices.

What are the things that suggest this person is not happy with his life? Select all that apply

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The prisoner says
“I just… I was thinking how long am I gonna get? Seven years. Prison… its not a nice place. It’s horrible. You only get to see your family every so often on visits. It’s not good”.

Prisoners are allowed to work if they have behaved, but this is a privilege which must be earnt and can be taken away. Prisoners are also allowed to play some sport, but again this is a privilege which must be earnt and can be taken away.

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Read these facts about prison life. You will be asked questions on them.

Prisoners will share a cell with other inmates. You have no control over who you share your cell with – you could be sharing your cell with a murderer.

Prisons in the UK operate the ‘Earned privileges and incentives scheme’. Prisoners can access work and education in prison, but this is a privilege which must be earnt, and can—of course— be taken away.

It’s true that most cells will have small TVs, but there isn’t a huge range of stations and prisoners only get them if they behave.

A prisoner who breaks prison rules is normally punished. They can be kept in their cell for up to 21 days or given up to 42 extra days in prison on top of their original sentence. The prison can take away privileges – eg removing a TV from a cell.

Prisoners can only go outside for between 30 mins and 1 hour per day

A prisoner who has a child over 18 months old will have their child taken away from them by Social Services, who will arrange for the child to be cared for

Normally there’s no limit on the number of letters you can receive as a prisoner. But most letters sent to and from prison are checked by prison staff.

A prisoner will not have a mobile phone or any devices with wifi or internet access. A prisoner can only make calls using a prison phone and prison staff can listen to and record most types of call.

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Prison life

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Are you allowed a TV in prison?

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Prisons in the UK operate the ‘Earned privileges and incentives scheme’.

It's true that most cells will have small TVs, but there isn't a huge range of stations and this is a privilege which must be earnt, and can—of course— be taken away.

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Prison life

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Are prisoners allowed outside?

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Prisoners can only go outside for between 30 mins and 1 hour per day

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Prison life

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Are prisoners allowed to use a mobile phone?

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A prisoner will not have a mobile phone or any devices with wifi or internet access. A prisoner can only make calls using a prison phone and prison staff can listen to and record most types of call.

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Offenders

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Watch this video about a girl whose brother killed someone.

The story of a sister of a killer

This girl’s whole life was changed because her brother was put in prison.

Write down up to 5 words to describe how this video makes you feel. There is no right or wrong answer.

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Offenders

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What are some of the negative things that happened to the girl in the video?

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She says
“I was put on police protection. I got a police escort to school every day. I wasn’t allowed into my lessons, I was made to sit in an office to do my lessons by myself. I had my nose broke, my eyes blackened. I was quite afraid of the boy’s family.”

The terrible things that happened to her were not her fault, but unfortunately, because her brother was involved in a terrible crime, her life was changed forever as well. She was a victim of the crime as well.

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If this lesson has affected you and you need support there is help available.

Talk to an adult who you trust
Think about who you could talk to. A trusted adult could be your mother, father or carer, or it could be a teacher at school or a youth worker or a social worker.

If you are in danger, you should call 999 and ask for the police
The police help to keep the public safe, and they will help you if you need them.

Seek support from a website or helpline
You can access many free, online services if you are worried. You can contact Childline by phone, email or online chat. Their website is www.childline.org.uk or you can call them on 0800 1111.

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Your results will be emailed to the email provided.