Sport plays key role in prison rehab: Profile on Parkrun prison program

This op ed cites the following benefits that sport can play in prison:

  • improved physical and mental health outcomes,
  • supporting people with adjusting and coping with life in prison, reducing violence and conflict, and
  • ultimately, supporting the reintegration of people back into the community.

It notes that, despite these benefits, sport in prison can attract public criticism, often being labelled as being soft on crime.