As a result of the literature review, it was agreed that each partner carry out the following activities in two prisons over the next 6 months:
- To offer the use of photocards within 6 one hour (50 minutes) individual sessions for a minimum of 3 (preferably 4) inmates who have volunteered for these counselling/empowerment sessions. These were conducted by people who do not have other roles (or an agenda for the clients) with these clients and will not report back what the inmates say other than where the client might harm themselves or others. Spectro Cards and Loewenthal’s ‘Talking Pictures Cards’, collages and other variants to be used.
- A minimum of 3 (preferably 4) inmates will be facilitated to do photobooks for their children using Loewenthal’s ‘Talking Pictures Cards’ as a basis.
- A minimum of 3 (preferably 4) inmates will use cameras to take pictures with captions on ‘preparing for release from prison’, with a view of working towards greater employability.
A fourth approach, portraiture, in which a minimum of 3 (preferably 4) inmates were involved in a form of portraiture to be determined by each partner was tested by the partners during the Action Research phase, but it was found that this method could not be generalised about and so this method was not implemented for future work and training.
For further information please refer to the Report on findings from Action Research.