4 JUSTICE! #FREE MICHAEL COPE.

*I have recently updated this story in respect of a few areas that were incorrect. I have been in contact with Katina, you can follow Katina on Twitter for further updates on Michael's case here: @KatinaSensing. I am also able to add some extra points that Katina has passed on to me. This time next month, … Continue reading 4 JUSTICE! #FREE MICHAEL COPE.

History of ‘TIME’ part 1.

To those that know and also, to those that don't, I should point out that my title is indeed a reference to Stephen Hawking's, 'A brief history of time'. However, the only mention of General Relativity in this article, will be if an ex-governor or minister shared the same name. I have always had an interest … Continue reading History of ‘TIME’ part 1.

Positive Perceptions

In my previous blog, Change the record to challenge the perception!!, I talked about changing the narrative, from a negative stance to one of looking at things in a better light. Therefore, I am so grateful to Dr. Lewis Owens for the opportunity to share positive and inspiring stories from around the UK. Stories, from parts … Continue reading Positive Perceptions

Change the record to challenge the perception!!

I've always believed in the proverb 'actions speak louder than words', be them for negative narcissistic reasons or in search of a better life for others and oneself. As we, appear to, head into a season of meetings, seminars and conferences around justice and prison reform , my mind is drawn once again to the … Continue reading Change the record to challenge the perception!!

Facts, fears and fables: Silent Battles (2)

In part one of Facts, fears and fables: Silent Battles, I had described my time in the two Approved Premises (AP) (one in Luton and one in Norwich) which I was made to reside in as part of my licence conditions during my first three months of release. I also discussed two of my relapses. In … Continue reading Facts, fears and fables: Silent Battles (2)

SEEN & HEARD

As you can see by the image I have included below, I am still, eagerly I must say, awaiting delivery of my copy of this excellent collection of poems and drawings by parents and children affected by imprisonment in the UK and abroad which has been edited by Lucy Baldwin & Ben Raikes. I'm fortunate, … Continue reading SEEN & HEARD

CORE CIVIC CAUGHT CONDUCTING SEX-BASED EXPERIMENTS UPON IMMIGRANTS WITH A SECOND IMMIGRANT WITNESS COMING FORWARD — The Norwich Radical

By David Breakspear Part two of a three-part series CW: graphic mentions of sexual harassment, voyeurism, and physical and mental abuse In the first instalment of this story I chronicled the sworn Affidavit of Corey Donaldson, a former immigrant inmate at a low security prison in Georgia at McRae C.I. Corey provided evidence of industrial-scale … Continue reading CORE CIVIC CAUGHT CONDUCTING SEX-BASED EXPERIMENTS UPON IMMIGRANTS WITH A SECOND IMMIGRANT WITNESS COMING FORWARD — The Norwich Radical

Gary Kasparov the learner driver!

Allow your mind to visualise prison, if you can - even if for only the briefest of moments - as a chess board. You have two opposing sides, made up of many: labels? titles? names and so on, or even pieces? Within one arena, all going in different directions. Some more restricted than others, confined … Continue reading Gary Kasparov the learner driver!

Facts, fears and fables: Silent Battles

At midnight tomorrow night - with no pomp and circumstance, no fan-fare, no appointment to be met, no paperwork to sign, not even a "see ya later" -  my time as a service user, after many decades, of our criminal justice system comes to an end, as my time on licence from prison expires. One … Continue reading Facts, fears and fables: Silent Battles

Lost Inside!

I am not aware of how other, former, prisoners who were also once listeners, or even prisoners now, feel in respect of talking to someone else themselves. I always found it an awkward position to be in, especially as I was involved in the training of listeners as well. It never felt right to get … Continue reading Lost Inside!