My thoughts… Mental Health…

Does prison fail inmates with mental illness?   Mentally ill inmates now comprise a substantial portion of the prison population and pose administrative and therapeutic challenges to prison administrators and mental health professionals. Depending on what reports you read, anything up to 90% of prisoners are said to have mental health problems of some description.... Continue Reading →

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RELATIONSHIPS & LIFE: Emotionally…

The sad thing about living a chaotic, drug-fueled anti-social life-style is that you will never have a fullfilled, mature, settled, loving relationship. Once again I was released from prison and I went to the only place I knew... Back to the streets and chaos that I knew... I was 48 years old and all the... Continue Reading →

BASIC BACKGROUND TO HELP YOU…

This website is designed to provide an overall feel of prison for those who have never been before. It is also designed to prevent the aspects that provoke most frustration, despair and loss of your mental balance in the first few days and weeks. Whilst it may seem like there is a lot here and... Continue Reading →

UNDERSTAND VIOLENCE

A rapid evidence assessment HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has just (6 September 2018) published a rapid evidence assessment by Professor James McGuire into our understanding of prison violence. The REA set out to answer five questions: Who (which prisoners) are the most likely to commit incidents of violent disorder within establishments? When are... Continue Reading →

SCREWS HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!

A mass walkout by prison officers in protest at conditions in jails in England and Wales could lead to an increase in violence rather than help address the crisis, the justice secretary, David Gauke, has said. His comments came as the walkout, which began at 7am on Friday, was called off by the Prison Officers... Continue Reading →

PENTONVILLE: THE WORST ?…

HMP Pentonville is a huge category-B prison situated in the heart of Islington – the north London borough that mixes champagne socialists with tracksuit-clad boys who can wheelie all the way from Holloway to Kings Cross on stolen Boris bikes. During my years inside, I spent time in some of Britain’s most notorious nicks. They... Continue Reading →

GOVERNORS CHOICE

THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER PRESS RELEASES THAT I HAVE SEEN. LETS EXPLORE SOME OF THEIR TARGET, AIMS & OBJECTIVES... Firstly, I would just like to express some of my thoughts before, you go on to read the press release as a whole. Governors to design own incentives/sanctions... This really could be the making... Continue Reading →

uproar in the post… RESIGNS

THIS IS HOW A NEWSPAPER HEADING WOULD START..... “There were four lads in one cell and one of them was getting battered. “He was on Spice. The staff just turn a blind eye.” The minister for courts and justice, Rory Stewart, has pledged to ­resign if his campaign to tackle violence and drugs in struggling... Continue Reading →

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