Christmas in Jail 2020

When your loved one is in prison it's shit and Christmas is a million times more shit. It's absolutely the shittiest time of the year. I've been through Christmas with a loved one in jail, I know how shit it is and I want to help others make it less shit. The best help and … Continue reading Christmas in Jail 2020

One Decent Screw at Christmas.

Over the last few months David and I have become very good friends with ex-screw Neil 'Sam' Samworth (or as I like to call him, Samantha). There are people who judge me on our friendship and avoid me because I'm mates with a screw. I'll tell you what, there's a whole lot more people judging … Continue reading One Decent Screw at Christmas.

Charlie says Happy New Year

by Charles Salvador Charles Arthur Salvador, better known as Charles Bronson, is a British criminal who has been referred to in the British press as the "most violent prisoner in Britain" and "Britain's most notorious prisoner". First arrested in 1974, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for armed robbery. Additional time was added due to … Continue reading Charlie says Happy New Year

Christmas in the boob

Noel "Razor" Smith (born 24 December 1960) is a British writer and former criminal with 58 criminal convictions, ranging from theft of motorcycles to armed robbery and grievous bodily harm, and a prison record of adjudications that included causing "gross personal violence" to prison officers, inciting a riot, manufacturing weapons and alcohol, and prison escape, among … Continue reading Christmas in the boob

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

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