Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at the Open University

Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at the Open University

by James Mehigan, Rod Earle


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The Open University has been delivering higher education in prisons since 1971. This book is the first to document and analyze the experience of prisoners whose lives have often been transformed by these efforts, gathering contributions from former and current prisoners across the UK and Ireland. 2019 marks the The Open University’s fiftieth anniversary and this book forms part of these celebrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447353072
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 01/19/2020
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

James Mehigan is lecturer in criminology at the Open University.

Rod Earle is a senior lecturer in youth justice on the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Section 1: The OU Voice; Introduction: opening higher education to prisoners ~ James Mehigan and Rod Earle; Building Prison Education with The Open University ~ Anne Pike & Ruth McFarlane; Prisoners as Students ~ Dan Weinbren; The Open Universit

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