Monthly Archives: April 2020

2020-08-photocopying

2020 – 08 – photocopying Photocopying: duh! Hello friend, I may have blogged about this before – no matter. One of the ridiculous policies in here (one of many) is the photocopying policy. It costs us 10p per copy. It costs the prison virtually nothing. The copiers are under a contract and the paper is
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2020-07-kettles

2020 – 07 – kettles Kettles: oh. those halcyon days… Hello friend, Well, that didn’t last long (see blog 2019-60). The great kettle experiment has come to an end. Nowarning, mind. Last weekend – kettles removed. Of course, this caused quite a bit of hostility. Many of the guys had handed their flasks back; as
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2020-06-projects

2020 – 06 – projects Projects: finally, a nice blog… Hello friend, My last blog on this was in June last year (2019-20). My ‘projects’ are the positive, self-development and enriching things I do to fill my time. The screenplay went nowhere during the last 6 months of the year – I was too distracted
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2019-31-safer custody

2019 – 31 – safer custody Safer Custody Hello friend “I love the smell of effluence in the morning,” he said, whilst walking through a fine mist of human waste. Okay, I’ve a little dramatic licence; nonetheless, the past 12 months (or so) has seen a noticeable rise in violence. It’s been a combination of
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2019-30-safe custody

2019 – 30 – safer custody Safer custody Hello friend, The Chief Inspector of Prisons recently said that our prisons are “plagued by drugs violence and apalling living coditions,” and that suicides were up by a fifth. I have an update on this prison’s safety ready to go for a while but I’m pretty certain
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