Tag Archive | Parole board

Open the Gates!

In the wake of a spate of prisoners absconding from open prisons, Justice Minister Chris Grayling is now bringing in tighter criteria for determining which prisoners are suitable for open conditions. But what does this really mean for prisoners?

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Good News!

I said in one of my previous posts that despite various people and organisations making clear recommendations regarding what courses I need access to in order to progress, the prison service has ignored them and prevented me accessing any. This hasn’t been helped over the last few years by the actions of a few individuals who seemed determined to make my life a misery. Continue reading

A Man without a Past. A Boy without a Future.

I have just received some bad news which leads me to think that the time has come for me to write a bit about my present situation. To do that, I must go back to the beginning.

I was locked up in 2002, aged just sixteen. At the time of sentencing, there were a number of different psychiatric reports done by several doctors, who all disagreed with each other’s conclusions. Some said I was on the road to developing a mental illness, others said I only had behavioural difficulties, and others said I was absolutely fine. 

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