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Stories from the inside

Young offenders are creating a positive impact inside Port Phillip Prison's youth unit. First-time offenders, direct, film and edit a 30-min documentary called Stories from the Inside with the aim of deterring other young people from making the same mistakes.
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Young offenders create a positive impact. In 2013, first-time offenders from Port Phillip Prison’s youth unit, directed, filmed and edited a 30-min documentary called Stories from the Inside – with the aim of deterring other young people from making the same mistakes. The film was screened in children’s courts and made available to all secondary schools throughout Australia.

Eight years on and the youth unit continues its innovative social impact initiatives, with the upcoming release of a ‘Music from the Inside’ CD and a ‘Stories from the Inside’ book, as part of its ground-breaking and award-winning small business education program, Serving Time, which donates all profits to offender-chosen charities. 

Music from the Inside will be written, recorded and produced by 12 young male offenders, while other offenders on the unit will create stories, illustrations, artwork, poems and raps for inclusion in the ‘Stories from the Inside’ book. Both products are expected to be launched by August 2020 and will be available to purchase through the Serving Time website

To date, offenders participating in the ‘Serving Time’ small business education program have raised over $270,000 to charities including Kids Under Cover, the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and Whitelion.  

G4S ANZ delivering a brighter future and a liveable environment.

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