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2019-65-politics

2019 – 65 – politics Politics (Trump 2.0) Hello friend, Boris bloomin’ Johnson… well, he wouldn’t be my choice – not if you want to save the human race. However, I want to talk about one thing only – longer prison sentences. Let’s put to one side Johnson’s obvious ‘tough on crime’ electioneering and look
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2919-64-environment

2019 – 64 – environment Environment Hello friend, This is another one of those blogs I’ve wanted to write for a while. There’s nothing much I can add to the whole climate/environment debate, other than to say that I’m totally behind the non-violent ptotests; although, it was interesting to see those who have become violent
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2019-62-brownies

2019 -62 – brownies Brownies Hello friend, EXCLUSIVE: prisoners are living it up knocking back exotic coffees and hot chocolates AND CHOCOLATE BROWNIES!!! Forget Brexit, war, famine and extinction climate change… this is the big news, right? We can buy all manner of junk food from the canteen – including chocolate brownies to go with
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2019-61-Barista

2019 – 61 – barista Barista Hello friend, Now,if instant coffee or powdered chocolate is not up to your high standards you can always buy a drink from our local barista. Yes, that’s right – EXCLUSIVE: prisoners are living it up knocking back cappuccinos, mochas and exotic chocolates. Well, that’s not quite the case –
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2019-60-Kettles

019 – 60 – kettles Kettles Hello friend, It’s amazing how much we all take for granted in our modern society. I’ve been at HMP Wakefield since January 2012 – that,s been 7 1/2 years wthout a kettle. Yes that’s right – no kettle. This is the only prison I’ve experienced who do not provide
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2019-58-pepper

2019 – 58 – pepper Pepper Hello friend, The next few blogs are a little lighter and deal with more mundane aspects of prison life. One of the symptoms of my cervical stenosis is ‘clumsy hands.’ I’m finding myself dropping and knocking things over. The other week, I knocked my small pepperpot of the wall
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2019-57-Media

2019 – 57 – media Media Hello friend Back in June, I wrote about attending the Family Day (2019-25). It was a slightly silly account of the quizzes and confectionery based prizes,- a ‘puff piece’ I would say “it came as a surprise” that one of the trash papers published an article about this but
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2019-56-Library

2019 – 56 – library Library Hello friend, I last blogged about this last year (2018-7 & 2018-14) – this is long overdue. After applying for a second time – although, I nearly didn’t – I got the job in the library. I think this was more to do with having only 2 applicants (who
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