Most of my time is taken up campaigning for criminal justice reform, especially within our prisons. Rather than tell people what to think, I try to influence how they think. I do this by sharing my experiences and perspective from both the negative and positive aspects of my life. However, in my spare time, I … Continue reading Sit-Down and Drop the Knife to Save a Life.
What do you mean institutionalised? I’m Kelly the "Missus" of David Breakspear, an Ex-Con. For reasons best known to himself, David calls me Keef. To find out more, have a quick read of Keef’s First Blog David's experience of Prison spans four decades, but he is now a reformed man. You can read his story … Continue reading HMP Fine Dining
Introduction Hello. I’m the Missus. For reasons best known to himself, David calls me Keef. What does David mean when he says "I'm institutionalised?" How could that possibly apply to David?My own definition is someone who has spent so long in an institute that they can't cope or adjust to life outside.I’ve never had cause … Continue reading Keef’s First Blog
Earlier today, I was reminded by the fact it wasn't just the major things like studying for a degree in prison that had an impact on me. There were also a number of little things that created the same sort of impact. And, just as important. One of these was a television programme which began … Continue reading Beyond repair?
Regular followers of my blog and Twitter account will be aware of what an incredible year I have had. There have been some fine highlights along the way: A guest of Dr Lewis Owens' at two events. One was at the residence of the Lebanese Ambassador; where I not only met Terry Waite but also … Continue reading Reflection – What can be!
So, I have chosen to dedicate this blog to two people. One is obviously my brother-in-arms Kenneth himself, the second is a man that not only inspires me but someone I have witnessed first hand inspires many more of my peers still serving behind the wall. That man is Jose Aguiar. The guys who attend … Continue reading I AM KENNETH FOSTER #PlatformsofInspiration
It is remarkable how things turn out sometimes. I am not only able to celebrate my 100th blog, but I am also able to celebrate, and of course, promote ; ) my debut book 'A Father's Son.' I have banged on for ages and will continue to do so, about the importance of education, especially … Continue reading TON UP!
In the past, I have been told by several specialists, which included a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist among others, that I was/am institutionalised. One thing they didn't really explain to me was why. Maybe they assume that you know why? The fact you have spent an amount of time in an institution must not … Continue reading A way of life.
Once again we have an announcement from the UK government, over a weekend or bank holiday, with regards to our prisons. This heading and sub-heading coming from Bloomberg politics. 'U.K.’s Johnson Unveils $3 Billion Jail Plan to Ease Overcrowding' U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he plans to spend as much as 2.5 billion pounds … Continue reading Wrong answer.
Later this year, on October 20th, during a special charity concert put on for the benefit of the National Brain Appeal, my good friend Dr Lewis Owens will once again be presenting a prestigious St. Martin's Lifetime Achievement Award to a deserving recipient. An award that was previously presented to Terry Waite and which will … Continue reading A Colombian Crusade