The Beauty's Inside Magazine

The Beauty’s Inside is an annual collaborative project between HMP Send and the School of Media and Commination at LCF, which culminates in the production of a unique and eponymous publication.

Funded by the Sir John Cass’s Foundation, the magazine brings together serving women offenders and students from across the School who, over the course of ten weekly workshops held at the prison, work together to produce content inspired by, and relevant for, the women prisoner readership. The magazine is then printed by prisoners at HMP Maidstone’s Print Shop and distributed to all inmates at the prison.

Now in its fourth year, the project forms part of LCF’s wider commitment to the rehabilitation of women offenders as it encourages the women of Send to work collaboratively with students from LCF, under the guidance of an specialist tutor, which not only encourages new communication and creative skills, but also helps to raise self-esteem and encourage a positive outlook for the future.