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The frustrations (as well as the value) of teaching students in prison

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Over the past few years, I have taught several students in prison.  The OU's support of students seems to be very laudable as it can help in rehabilitation and I have often found students in prison hard working and serious about their students.  Most have made very good progress.

There are, however, quite serious challenges and my experience today illustrates one of the main ones which is the way that students are often moved.  I have spent several weeks trying to arrange a tutorial with a student and the Education Officer told me yesterday that it might have to be cancelled.  This morning, the cancellation was confirmed as he has moved prison so my work in arranging the meeting has been a waste of time.

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