Imam Zakkaria Sayed
Imam Zakkaria Sayed has been working as an imam in the prison service since 2007
Imam Zakkaria Sayed has been working as an imam in the prison service since 2007, initially voluntary.
Zak has wave worked at various establishments including those working with young offenders, life sentence, and high security establishments.
Zak has had many roles around resettlement, from fundraising to recruiting and training volunteers.
He has taken part in many building bridges events in communities, to help raise awareness and encourage communities to step up and embrace ex-offenders and do their bit in assisting with resettlement; trying to wipe out the typical stereo types.
He has also proactively tried to eliminate offending behaviour in the first place; working with different places of worship, colleges and community centres talking about the reality of life behind bars in a bid to ward off any thoughts of criminal life from the minds of our young ones.