It is with pure delight with which I write this blog to announce that the i's have been dotted and the t's crossed regarding the organisation who will print the Pen and Corrections collection of haiku for which we have been raising funds through our Crowdfunder campaign https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pen-and-corrections-haiku-by-serving-prisoners. Before announcing who will print our book, … Continue reading Latest Announcement!
I had submitted my true crime story for Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals with a thought I had no chance but what the hey, go for it. Mitzi Szereto did not appear to be the sort of person to be nasty, so the worse thing that could happen was a "thank you, but not at … Continue reading The Best New True Crime Stories
A Fundraising Poem There was an old man in jail, who wasn’t mentally well. Then he discovered creative writing, whilst sitting in his cell. He had always enjoyed writing in his days at school, He soon lost all interest when they treated him like a fool. He wrote letters to his children and told them … Continue reading Keef Goes Haiku!
One of the wonderful things about having a perspective of #WhatCanBe is that you just do not know what can be. *PR WARNING* Outrageously blatant plug will follow. Okay, I am just on the acknowledgements page of 'Images of America Los Angeles Underworld' but it is so much more than that from my perspective. Before … Continue reading I’m in this!
I have always had a respect for the families and loved ones of people in prison. One simple reason is that someone in prison only need walk a few hundred yards to get to the visits hall, as for the families and loved ones, I'm sorry but I can only imagine what it is like … Continue reading Families Matter!
A situation happened yesterday that rendered me speechless. A rare event for this former prisoner with plenty to say, but Keef could tell it was down to pure delight even though I had tears in my eyes. By now, I am sure you are aware of what our Pen and Corrections project is, don't worry … Continue reading Ted Sherman presents the Pen and Corrections Project
As a serving prisoner, I still had an external duty to be a parent. I am aware it is a bit rich of me to have been concerned about my children whilst I was in prison, "why didn't you think of them before going to prison, David?" would be and is a fair question to … Continue reading Giving Back at Easter
Although this blog is going to be a blatant plug of the Real Porridge Podcast, created and hosted by a former prison officer, there is still a point to this blog. Neil 'Sam' Samworth is the former prison officer who created and hosts the Real Porridge Podcast. I had never met Sam whilst I was … Continue reading Real Porridge
Nobody bats an eye lid when trolls attack. There is no sympathy or compassion for the prison community being openly attacked and called names. Nobody cares about the woman, who through no fault of her own, has become a single mum overnight, is struggling financially and going through emotional hell.
The title of this blog is my perspective of hope. A quick search of the Googles and the Cambridge Dictionary informs me that their definition is: 'to want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might:' (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/) It is all too easy to take a … Continue reading Helping Our Prisoner’s Excel. Prison reframed.