For our final event in this series of the Prison Chronicles, we look forward to talking with Jason Grant about identity, collective and systemic trauma and how sharing your story can sometimes do more harm than good.
Jason grew up on the streets of south east London, was sent to prison at 16 and then was in and out until the age of 24. The education he received inside, particularly his work with prison radio, transformed his life. Upon release, Jason got into Goldsmiths, University of London, and graduated with a 2.1 in Media and Communications. Since then Jason has worked in local, regional and national radio stations as well as reporting from most of the countries in the EU. Jason currently works with organisations to create meaningful change within criminal justice and mental health systems.
In the aftermath of the 2011 London riots/uprising, Jason wanted to find a way to help young men caught up in the criminal justice system. Jason found what he was looking for in RESTORE where he shared his story for five years in prisons throughout England and Wales.