Part 3: Famous People Who Went to Jail and What Happened Next:
Aims & Objectives: One of the biggest outcomes of this section is hope. Many first-time prisoners will think that their future is now a lot bleaker. Sharing with them examples of famous people who have been where they are, or worse, and went on to live or create successful lives, gives a powerful reference for negating this belief. I’d also put this section before the story because:
1. It’s easier and shorter to read.
2. Gets them into the habit of reading the booklet and getting something out of it, leading to a higher uptake of people moving onto the story, which is where some of the ‘heavier artillery’ is aimed at supporting their thinking.
It would contain a small piece on each famous person with a picture, why they were sentenced, for how long and what happened to their lives afterwards. The section would finish with a soft invitation for them to use the opportunity to also change their lives for the better.