Prisoners Week is 40 years old this year. It is an initiative of the Churches which aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share hope, in prisons and communities across Scotland.
The theme for this year’s Prisoners’ Week is ‘Just Us’. If it’s said quickly it sounds a little like ‘justice’ and the theme invites us to reflect upon, and discuss with one another, what it means to act justly, support people returning from prison and make life better for all in our communities. Importantly ‘Just Us’ also challenges the notion of there being ‘us and them’ and invites all of us to see the potential in every human being.