Monthly Archives: September 2017

2017-92-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, What a week! We got the Arts Council funding. I won’t divulge how much it was as this would no doubt cause fits of apoplectic rage amongst the more rabid ‘journalists’. Let’s just say that it was an extremely generous amount which will ensure that this project reaches the full scale
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2017-96-Transfer

Transfer Hello friend, I’ve been trying to get an update on where my cross-border transfer application is at; it’s been nearly 8 months since I submitted it. The short answer is: I’ve no idea. My mother contacted the Scottish Prison Service, who had not received any application (in 8 months!). After several more calls she
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2017-95-Media

Media Hello friend, IPSO sent me yet another Metro to publish a clarification. They still don’t admit to publishing a fabricated quote and their apology is still vague. The Daily Star had also responded to IPSO but still with no offer to publish a clarification. I’ve found, since I’ve been going to IPSO, that there
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2017-89-Nerve Damage

Nerve Damage Hello friend, I’m waiting to get further tests. (See blogs 14 & 42) Meantime, the PPO has been ‘investigating’ my complaint regarding the prison’s refusal to provide me with protection for my right wrist when applying handcuffs. I submitted this complaint on 11th July 2016; that’s over 11months I’ve had to wait for
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2017-87-Food

Food Hello friend, The PPO reviewed the investigation (2017 – 74 – food). They stood by the original ‘investigation’. They said that HMP Wakefield are not under any obligation to provide me with an alternative to the peanut butter and nuts, and that I have chosen not to accept these items on the basis that
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