Christmas Most Wanted

By Ray Ray Bishop Here's an extract from Inside Times, by the legend Noel Razor Smith. Coincidently Razor's blog about Christmas in Jail is coming up next. (Nicely done, Keef) Once an outlaw, Ray’s living the high life after years spent in and out of prison Ray Bishop has had a somewhat chequered life. He … Continue reading Christmas Most Wanted

Christmas at Grendon.

by Terry Ellis. Screws leaving Wanno at 6pm on Christmas Eve To find out what happened next and during the rest of his time at Grendon, read Terry's book. But, did his Grendon experiment work? Hell yeah! He even wrote a book about it! Message from Keef: "Ere Tel, you gonna give me drink for … Continue reading Christmas at Grendon.

Christmas Compilation

This bumper Christmas compilation special edition is packed full of quotes from ex-cons, their loved ones, prison staff and ex-prison staff. All quotes are as written without censoring, spell checking or correcting grammar. A straightforward copy and paste from online comments and no names. The language used is colloquial and specific to the prison environment. … Continue reading Christmas Compilation

Two half chickens to go

By @returntogo Are They Banging Up the Knobheads on the Fours? Are the screws all screaming “lads behind your doors”? Is your vape pen running empty? Has your canteen gone astray? Are you trying to think “it’s just another day?” Here it is prison Christmas – and nobody’s having fun. Fucked up our futures now … Continue reading Two half chickens to go

Bang To Writes.

By Mark Leech Mark Leech served 14 years in a prison career that was characterised by rooftop protests, riots, assaults, and over 40 successful legal battles against the prison authorities fought in every legal arena from the County Court all the way to the House of Lords, where he changed British prison law in the … Continue reading Bang To Writes.

I spy at Christmas

Erwin James reprises one of his Guardian columns - a moment of humanity on Christmas day 2000     “Merry Christmas,” said Mr Turnlock, as he lifted the flap covering the observation panel on my cell door at around 7.30 on Christmas morning. He was not being facetious, though there are some that can be. More than … Continue reading I spy at Christmas

Christmas Down Under

by Dr Lukas Carey Dr Lukas Carey completed his Doctorate in education and has worked in the field for most of his career as a coach, teacher, trainer and educator. While filling a role in local government he was charged with and convicted of receiving secret commissions and served time in prison.  During and since Lukas’ incarceration, … Continue reading Christmas Down Under

Goodwill To All

Neil Campbell has been a Chaplain in the Scottish Prison Service since 1996. He's based at HMP Dumfries but has also worked at HMP Penninghame and HMP Greenock. No Room At The Inn. by Neil Campbell. I don't look forward to Christmas which is ironic because Christmas is a bit of an occupational hazard for … Continue reading Goodwill To All

Penned Up at Christmas

By Steve Newark ITS NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM.  Christmas is an emotive time for everyone, add prison into the equation and it can sometimes be just a bit too much. Missing the children and family get togethers can make Christmas in prison seem the hardest days of your sentence. But it’s not all doom and … Continue reading Penned Up at Christmas

Christmas Behind Bars

By a mystery man. December 25th, means so many things to so many people. Growing up it was a magical time of the year, something to look forward to, and something to be excited about. As we grow the magic wears off but it’s still something to look forward to and get excited about. Coming … Continue reading Christmas Behind Bars