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2020-20-category a

2020 – 20 – category a Category A: My very last Cat A blog! – hurrah! Hello friend, Here’s the highlights… They claimed that my representations “had been supplied to each member of the panel 2 weeks prior to the meeting” (LIE). In fact, in some cases, not supplied at at all; plus, my reps
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2020-19-category a

2020 – 19(2) – category a Category A: Elvis has left the building… Hello friend, Day 5… Once again, the Cat A blog beat me into submission. I could have and should have written it 3 months ago. Mylast series (2019 – 39 – 43) were draining and I didn’t want to go through the
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2020-18-transfer

2020 – 18 – transfer Transfer: not any time soon! Hello friend, Day 4… I recently obtained the latest figures in Scottish prisons(FoI). They are 302 over their capacity. The most likely prison for my transfer is 56 over their capacity. They have reduced their population over the past year but (at current rates) it’s
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2020-17-appeal

2020 – 17 – appeal Appeal: groan… how much longer? Hello friend, Day 3… My last blog (2019 – 18) was June last year – over 9 months ago! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you lose time in here. Things have progressed. I’ve got one of the most respected (University) Miscarriage of
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2020-16-Coronavirus

2020 – 16 – coronavirus Coronavirus: …not with a bang but a whimper Hello friend, I hadn’t intended on blogging about the coronavirus but the situation has changed somewhat. I was one of those people who dismissed the initial panic as fearmongering – boy, am I eating my words! It seemed that every four years
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2020-14-media

2020 – 14 – media Media: the irony seems lost… Hello friend, About a year ago, I attended ‘family day’ visit (2019-25). This resulted in the scoop of the century for a tabloid – prisoner eats toblerone! I then wrote a series of blogs lampooning the irrelevance of tabloid journalism (2019-60, 61, 62 & 63).
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2020-13-razors

020 – 13 – razors Razors: shavin’ hell! Hello friend, I’ve not used razors to shave for quite some time – I’ve got a trimmer – but some guys buy razors off the canteen; it’s a bloodbath when you use prison ‘safety’ razors. Razors have been removed from the canteen. I am led to believe
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2020-12-orders

2020 – 12 – orders Orers: £30 p&p …what! Hello friend, Did you know… we have to pay an extra £1 for every order we place. No-one really knows what this £1 is for – admin, post & packing? When the prison places several orders with the same supplier they can reach a type of
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2020-11-blog

2020 -11 – blog Blos: here we go again… Hello friend, What has happened to my plan of of keeping up with the blogs? It’s been 37 days since my last blog! To be fair… I have had rather a lot of work to do the past month: my NMC fitness to practise concern (20+
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