Our guest in January is Alexander McLean
Alexander McLean is the founder and Director General of African Prisons Project, a registered charity working to establish the world’s first prison-based law college and law firm. The project works as a community of prisoners, ex-prisoners, prison warders, lawyers and lay people to put the power of the law into the hands of the poor. So far more than 3000 people have been released from prison having accessed legal support from them. By 2020 they hope that figure will be 30,000.
Alexander studied law at Nottingham University and went on to do an LLM with the University of London. He was called to the Bar in 2010 as a Lord Mansfield and Hardwicke Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn, London. He lectures, advises and campaigns on penal reform. He has witnessed and speaks passionately about the sub-human treatment of prisoners and the need for change.