Former Prisoner Helps Drug Addicts Overcome Their Addiction
A former prisoner convicted as part of a conspiracy to import drugs into the UK has praised an award-winning scheme that allowed him to help addicts overcome their addiction, while he was in prison.
Jeffrey Miller from Cardiff was convicted seven years ago for his part in a drugs import that saw him and two other men jailed for a total of 56 years for bringing millions of pounds worth of drugs into the UK. Now he has a university degree and is a full-time drugs support worker – and the scheme that supported him has just won an Inspire! award.
The Inspire! Awards are hosted each year ahead of Adult Learners’ Week – initiatives co-ordinated by Learning and Work Institute with support from the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. Inspire! Award winners are rewarded for demonstrating the power of learning in raising expectations, building confidence and developing vibrant and successful communities, and their stories will also feature as part of Adult Learners’ Week, which takes place this year from June 17-23.
The CHASE Programme at HMP Prescoed, which took the ‘Community Project’ award, is one of 12 winners who were recognised in a ceremony at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff last week.
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