I used to look forward to going to work in the Print Shop. Npw, it’s a haven for negativity. The same few voices droning about their cases and how hard done they are. If it’s not that, it’s football or running down other prisoners. In the space of 5 minutes, the other day, they went from moaning about prisoners who make themselves out to be victims, with one saying: “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime,” to making themselves out to be victims because how far over their original tariff they are.
They’ll go on about the crimes of other prisoners and that they are “wrong ‘uns” but are happy to associate with predatory paedophiles.
Then there’s the whistling, silly noises, tapping, clapping, banging and other assorted noises. The immaturity in there is driving me to distraction. I remember when you could hear a pin drop because everyone was getting on with their work.
Horrible, horrible, horrible.
Be happy, be safe.
Graham Coutts, 8th March 2018