by Teachit
14th January 2015



The controversial ban on anyone sending in books to prisoners is no longer in place having been ruled unlawful by the High Court.  Use this article by Frances Crook, leader of the campaign to reverse the ruling, to help students write letters for impact (AO5).

Teaching ideas:

  • Ask students to highlight or summarise the main arguments she has against the ban to plan the structure of a letter to David Cameron.
  • Now get students to consider their own views on the matter and whether they agree or disagree. If they disagree, they could then list arguments against Frances Crook’s views (you could use some of the comments below the article to stir the debate).
  • Students should now write their letter either in support of, or against the ban on sending books to prisoners.  You could then show them the letter from Frances Crook to and from David Cameron.



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