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2017-77-Smoking

Smoking Hello friend, How many false starts, it appears that prison will become a non-smoking prison on 31st August this year. Finally! And they look so cool; like a 1950s matinee idol. Does my post-modern irony come across? Aw, alright, that was just sarcasm. Be happy, be safe (and use your head not your need
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2017-76-Safety

Safety Hello friend, My 44th blog this year was stopped by Security for containing “information which is known or believed to be false .” Blog no. 64 and 65 also address these issues. In an effort to ensure complete accuracy, the following is taken from the Enabling Environment minutes which were displayed on the wing:
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2017-75-Psychology

Psychology Hello friend, Well, what do you know? The Sex Offenders Treatment Program has been scrapped. “But, why?” I hear you cry. “It was so successful at bringing down recidivism.” Really? Not the reports I’ve read. How many millions over how many years have been wasted on this supposed panacea for sex crime? Well, at
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2017-74-Food

Food Hello friend, As a vegan, the prison has to supply soya milk and yeast extract. Most prisons supply more in their vegan pack. I did a FOI request last year and discovered a huge range of packs amongst the high security prisons. This ranged from the minimum amount to the NOMS recommended vegan packs:
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2017-72-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, Another great rehearsal. The guys learnt the final 4 numbers. We spent a bit of time on the first 2 before squeezing in the other 2 in the final few minutes. I feel like the band are starting to click. They are really making the songs come alive. Unexpectedly, we had
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2017-73-Media

Media Hello friend, I’ve not even got a resolution from IPSO to my current crop of complaints regarding newspaper article inaccuracies before another series of sensationalist stories have been published. This time about the arts project. I’m waiting to receive the articles but from what I understand they are typically ridiculous. They use the sort
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2017 – 69 – Appeal

Appeal Hello friend, We’ve now got Lancaster University Innocence Project on board. They’re assigning a team to assist. This is a really positive piece of news as this will, hopefully, identify a certain type of academic expert witness. An elusive piece of the jigsaw. The QC who is also assisting is a close supporter of
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2017-68-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, A great rehearsal this week. I think this was partly due to both me and the other guitarist using smaller amps. We’ve been using 2 Marshall 2×12 combos; very loud, even when quiet. The other guitarist used a Vox combo, nice. I ended up with this tiny Fender amp. It looked
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