First blog post

Day 1 of my new blog. However, day one of this journey started on the 30th July 2015. I was in a dreadful state; I was street homeless, I was sleeping in the porch way of a local church, I had lost contact with my family and friends, I was on a cocktail of drugs and wishing I was dead. In fact, it was only down to a set of circumstances that I didn’t take my own life. I needed a way out, I tried to access support but it was not forthcoming. I, therefore hatched a plan that would take me to the one place where I knew I could get myself right, prison!. So, that is it in a nutshell, of course I will expand more on some aspects, and hopefully some of you will have questions that I will answer. I will also be trying to catch everyone up to date as to what has gone on since day one, with blogs and pictures. One hope that I have from writing this blog is that society becomes more aware of what life is actually like the other side of the wall. Hope you enjoy my writings.


10 thoughts on “First blog post

    1. Thank you Mike, one can but try, the important principle is to at least try and get the message out there. Dostoevsky once wrote that society should not be judged by how it treats its outstanding citizens but by how it treats its criminals, once someone has served their time they have paid back their debt to society, if indeed there was a debt to be repaid, as not everyone deserves to be in prison. That being the case the authorities and society should then allow that individual the opportunity of moving on, instead of it being used against us at every turn


  1. I love this post ! i red your blog fairy often and you’re always cominig with some great stuff i shared
    this on my facebook and my followers loved it Keep
    up the goog work 🙂


  2. Dear David,
    We are a research team from Monash University, Australia, exploring ways in which once incarcerated individuals made sense of grief and loss. Dr Mark Finn is the Chief Investigator and Caitlin McDougall is a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced). If you are interested in having a few anonymous posts from your blog included in this research, please click on the link below for further information and to give your consent. If you have any questions about this study, please contact us through the email provided. 
    Thank you for your time.
Kind regards,
    Dr Mark Finn and Caitlin McDougall


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