Before I begin I would like to highlight a few things in respect of my personal experience. My shortest sentence was one of 4 months detention centre in 1985. My longest sentence was in 2004 when I received 54 months. My last sentence, for which I am still on licence, was 45 months in 2015. … Continue reading Facts, fears and fables…part 1
The Forgotten Victim © Alison Henderson Published: December 2007 A person's comment: "That's her there! Her hubby's inside!" "How can she stand by him?" a neighbour cried! "I'd throw away the lock and key!"' "That husband of hers should never be free!" ≈ "That woman can do so much better than him!" "I'd throw all his … Continue reading Maintaining family ties?
Personally, I feel that there are far too many agencies doing the same sort of work, and, from the same pot of money. Suggestions of merging or a tangible national council of agencies have stayed merely that. So, instead, why not get behind one national message, and make 2019 The Year of Reform #2019TYOR. I … Continue reading #2019TYOR – The Year Of Reform.
The recent report from Ofsted shows that education in prison is still not being taken seriously enough. This is my reaction to the report, specifically in relation to prison.
So after being released from Runwell I went back to Canvey, things weren't the same though, I was out of work, still not feeling great, in a relationship I didn't care about and started drinking again. It all come to head on Christmas day that year, her family were there, Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother in … Continue reading Part 2 of Chapter four ish!!
The year it started, but I can never remember how, not that these days I try to remember too much of this period of my life. In a way, outside of therapy, I have not gone into so much detail as I will now. It was just after my eighth birthday, I had a liking … Continue reading WTF!!!! Chapter two
It was suggested to me yesterday, by a close friend, that my blog contained a lot of negative stuff, to which I had to agree. I started thinking about something positive that I could write about, there was quite a few I came up with, however, they all needed further explanation. I then read 'The … Continue reading It starts here!!! Chapter 1
All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts. (Shakespere) Yet which part is me? I write this blog from the darkest of places and also ironically, as once again I am providing an insight into … Continue reading LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No doubt some of you will understand the title of this blog, however, I will explain in case others do not. L85990 was my first prison number, given to me at the start of my first sentence in August 1985, 4 months, doesn't sound much now but that was the maximum you could … Continue reading L85990 SIR!!!!
Onwards and upwards though, I am giving myself this weekend to wallow in whatever self pitying bullshit I can possibly muster, then tomorrow the battle shall commence once again. Above is the last paragraph I wrote in my previous blog Silent fight, The day battle commenced was Monday 20th, two days ago. It is … Continue reading Yet to be written!! (thanks Grace)