I know there will be some who disagree with me as well as those who will agree and those who will understand along with those who don't. Getting out of prison can be just as a traumatic experience as being sent to prison in the first place can be. Especially when you have no proper … Continue reading “GET OUT AND STAY OUT!!”
I take advantage of waking up early by using the surrounding stillness to take a bit of me time each morning. I spend those moments reflecting on where I am now and how far I have come. I find by doing that not only do I stay mindful of where I'm from and the life … Continue reading Empathy matters
On Monday 1st March, St. David's Day, I received some fantastic news. I have to admit it is something still sinking in. What made it even more special was the person who delivered the news to me and where he works. The news also had me reflecting like never before. Jose Aguiar, the person who … Continue reading Run away!!
I love the Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile published by the Prison Reform Trust. I can't say the same regarding some of the statistics contained within its pages. In fact, too many make for upsetting reading. However, one thing that frustrates me with our criminal justice system, and the Ministry of Justice, and has done for … Continue reading Filters lie, figures don’t!
A theme that has been running through my mind for the past 15 years and one I put into action regularly is 'connect and collaborate'. Looking at things from my perspective, you would see that there is no way I would be sitting at my laptop right now writing this blog, or any of my … Continue reading Two heads are better than one
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." W. Clement Stone. I have said for as long as I can remember, or at least from when I first had the thought, that in relation … Continue reading Mind-set, Go!
It's finally here, the launch of The Community Safety Podcast created by someone who has become a wonderful and quite unique friend of mine, Jim Nixon. I connected with Jim last year on LinkedIn; we had a chat and found the more we were saying, the more we were singing from the same hymn sheet. … Continue reading The Community Safety Podcast
I know there are some who think our prison system is akin to being sent to a Billy Butlin resort; in the year to the end of September 2018, there were a record 10,085 assaults by prisoners on prison staff, I'm not sure how many redcoats were assaulted by holidaymakers during the same period, but … Continue reading All in the mind
A buzz word within the prison system, not just in ours but across the world, is resettlement. Like most words, it is has several definitions. In searching the Googles, the Oxford English Dictionary tells me that resettlement is 'the act or process of helping people go and live in a new country or area; the … Continue reading I’ve been here, B4.
A quick question to begin with is a person who kills another person, a murderer? However, by saying someone is a murderer you are also saying at their very core they are the type of person who murders people. Yet there are several reasons behind why someone has killed another, some could be purely accidental, preventable accidents … Continue reading Labelology