Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A new blog about UK prisons...

Prison UK: An Insider's View

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This is a new Blog and is intended to serve as a source of useful information for people who may face being sent to prison in the UK and who need factual advice or guidance. It is also intended as a forum in which to answer questions from family and friends of people serving prison sentences, as well as members of the general public or media who are curious about life inside British prisons. It doesn't claim to have all the answers, but it will try to provide information, advice and personal opinions. It will also try to dispel some of the more common myths about prisons and prisoners. 

The author was until recently a serving prisoner who has had a lot of experience as an Insider, a prisoner who has the job of supporting and advising other prisoners, particularly those who are new to the prison system. He also trained as a peer mentor and worked extensively in prison education departments  to help other prisoners improve their literacy skills. He served his sentence in B-cats, C-cats and a D-cat (open prison).   

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