Students studying Units 3 & 4 Legal Studies recently went on an excursion to Loddon Prison to give them an understanding of how this aspect of the legal system works.
After going through security, they met five prisoners who had been charged with serious offences.
They then moved into smaller groups, and were able to ask more personal questions of the prisoners. Students asked very thought provoking and relevant questions about the factors that led up to their prison sentence, and what they plan to do once they leave prison.
Students said it was a valuable experience as it helped their understanding of the legal system, prison life and the way consequences work for law breakers.