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Alexander McLean

African prison activist

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Alexander McLean

Professional Role

Current Titles:

Founder and Director General, African Prisons Project

Current Organizations:

African Prisons Project, TED, Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association, International Corrections and Prisons Association, Clore Social Leadership Fellowship, Tearfund Inspired Individuals Initiative, Beacon Fellowship, DEVEX


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Alexander McLean - African Prisons Project - Overall Beacon Prize Winner 2007

This is Alexander McLean, Director General of the African Prisons Project, and overall Beacon Prize winner 2007. This video gives a short introduction into the work of APP and the beginning and establishment of APP. If you are interested in the work of APP or would like to donate to APP, please visit our website at: http://www.africanprisons.org/ or feel free to email the APP team at: fundraising@africanprisons.org and we will try and answer any queries at all.

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Condemned Choirs

A video about the Condemned Choirs. (c) African Prisons Project 2012

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I am like a child born to the world again: APP Scholarship in Law

Interview with Julius Ogra, law student under APP scholarship programme. (c) African Prisons Project 2012

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APP is bringing hope - Paul Cavadino

Trustee Paul Cavadino tells about African Prisons Project, the importance of the work and the way for the future. (c) African Prisons Project 2012

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African Prisons Project on NTV news (Kenya)

This video shows the work of the African Prisons Project on NTV news, Kenya. If you are interested in the work of APP or would like to donate to APP, please visit our website at: http://www.africanprisons.org/ or feel free to email the APP team at: fundraising@africanprisons.org and we will try and answer any queries at all.

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The Condemned Choir 'Freedom Cry' - African Prisons Project

This video shows the work of the African Prisons Project and the recording of the Freedom Cry CD You can help APP by purchasing a copy of Freedom Cry, an album of songs performed by condemned prisoners on death row in Uganda. If you are interested in the work of APP, please visit our website at: http://www.africanprisons.org/ If you are interested in donating so that we can carry on the vital work we are doing in prisons around Africa, or have any general queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: fundraising@africanprisons.org

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APP 2013 Video

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Biography

Founder of African Prisons Project, a Uganda-based organization working to improve the lives of men, women, and children living in African prisons through healthcare, education, access to justice and community reintegration. Alexander graduated in July 2007 from the University of Nottingham. Since then he has been based in Kampala, establishing a team of local and international staff and volunteers to professionalise the organisation and to enable it to increase in effectiveness and broaden its outreach. Now APP has worked with more than 20 ,000 prisoners in Uganda, Kenya and Sierra Leone and has been invited to begin work in a variety of other countries. Alexander received his Master of Laws from the University of London in March 2009 after studying by correspondence. He was called to the bar of England and Wales as a barrister in 2010. He is currently writing a PhD on issues relating to the death penalty Alexander has received several awards for his work. They include UK Charity Volunteer of the Year 2006, UK Young Philanthropist of the Year 2007, Overall Winner, Beacon Prize for Philanthropy 2007, University of Nottingham Alumni of the Year 2007, UK Graduate of the Year 2007 and winner of the Vodafone World of Difference Prize 2008. The African Prisons Project was a runner up in the New Charity of the Year category at the Charity Times Awards 2008. Alexander is a Hardwicke and Lord Mansfield Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He is the youngest Fellow of the Beacon Trust and a Magistrate on the Nottingham bench. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in October 2008. He was the first member of the University of Nottingham to be appointed an Alumni Laureate.


Fun facts

Favorite meal:
Sweet and sour chicken Hong Kong style, Singapore noodles - extra spicy, boiled rice.

A funny story about me:
I was mistaken for a prisoner and locked in a cell with an inmate called Dan from Zimbabwe on a visit to H.M Prison Nottingham.


Vital Stats

Fellows Class
TEDGlobal 2012
Languages
English
Living in
Greater London, United Kingdom
Working in
Nairobi, Kenya
Born in
Greater London, United Kingdom
Gender
Male

Contact

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@africanprisons

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