All posts by Gordon

2019-40-Category A

019 – 40 – category a Category A Hello friend, …and where to start? At the beginning of the year, a senior member of staff admitted to me that I would not be progressed through my sentence unless I did an ‘offence-focussed’ course. The only course that is currently being touted for prisoners who are
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2019-38-Heatwave

2019 – 38 – heatwave Heatwave Hello friend, It’s been another really uncomfortable summer. You’ve seen the prison films like ‘Cool Hand Luke’ where, as a punishment, the prisoner is put in ‘the hot box’ and left there for a few days. Whilst maybe not as bad, the temperature our cells reach must hit dangerous
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2019-37-Blog

2019 – 37 – blog Blog Hello friend, Forgive me reader, for I have sinned; It’s been exactly 2 months since my last blog… No… it’s not because I’ve been lazy – I’ve had a lot of work to do on a number of different issues. There’s been good and bad stuff to do with
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2019-36-DPA

DPA Hello friend, I made a Data Protection Act request in February last year. Despite my complaint to the MoJ, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) upholding my complaint and their two letters to the MoJ, I still had not received the personal information I had requested. The only course of action now left to me
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2019-35-Phone Hacking

Phone Hacking Hello friend, Well, well, well… 90 claimants who had brought cases for phone hacking against newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s organisation, had their claims settled. Interesting… you have journalists who make their living from vilifying public figures and writing salacious stories about high-profile riminal cases, whilst at the same time they are breaking
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2019-34-Food

Food Hello friend There was a recent outbreak of listeria in a hospital due to food poisoning. It reminded me of my 2 bouts in here (see blog 2018 69). One of the experts referred to the ‘chill chain’ being broken. I am 100% certain that this is what caused my food poisoning the last
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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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