All posts by Gordon

2019-29-Asthma Attack

Hello friend Here we go again… I’ve now served my pre-action letter of claim against The Governor of HMP Wakefield and Care UK (the private healthcare provider). Both have now sent their acknowledgment letter and will be giving me their full response in around 3 months. Having been here many times before (this is my
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2019-27-Canteen

019 – 27 – canteen Canteen Hello friend, Some of you may already know that we can order food items through the ‘canteen’ once a week. Despite the name, the ‘canteen’ is not a sit down food hall but a paper based list of products to choose from; DHL run the show fro another prison.
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2019-24-Blog

Blog Hello friend, Last year the blogs posts got a little behind the date I wrote them. The ‘team’ have done a great job and have pretty much got back on track. This means the posts will in all probability slow down a little. I’m also at the mercy of my cervical stenosis (2019-10); I
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2019-23-CDs

CDs Hello friend, You may find this hard to believe, given how important music has been in my life, but I’ve not bought any CDs since I came to prison in 2003; would you spend half your wages on a CD. That being said, I’ve recently become aware that you can buy some CDs for
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2019-22-Concerts

Concerts Hello friend, We’ve done 4 concerts since my last blog (2019-58). It’s not always been vintage performances and some of the song choices have been a little bland; the lower audience numbers seem to reflect the current issues. We have lost quite a number of the more competent guys. It’s ddifficult for me to
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2019-21-Transfer

Transfer Hello friend, Well, at the time of writing, I am still at HMP Wakefield. What I have found out over the past few months is that the Scottish Prison Service is over capacity and, as a consequence, transfer priority is being given to prisoners already located in Scottish prisons – that took a Freedom
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2019-20-Projects

Projects Hello friend, … and this is how I keep moving forward… So what’s been happening since my last blog (2018-46)… over a year ago?! Really?! Wow?! My languages went from 10 to 5 to 3 to 2 – Polish and Spanish. By the end of the year I had a 1000 word vocabularly in
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