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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2020-10(2) – DPA

2020 – 10(2) -DPA DPA: Graham 8 – MoJ Hello friend, Ilast blogged about this in September last year (2019-55). Since then, the MoJ sent me 700+ pages of documentsI hadn’t requested, filed a defence full of unsupportable claims – such as they had fulfilled my DPA request – entered into negotiations. As such as
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2020-09-healthcare

2020 – 09 – healthcare Healthcare: the answer – ‘poor’ Hello friend, This isn’t the big ‘healthcare’ blog I intend to do but an answer to 2020-05. Finally, a probable reason for the chronic fatigue I’ve suffered over the past 18 months, or so. Yes , it’s taken 18 months to identify the probable cause.
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2020-08-photocopying

2020 – 08 – photocopying Photocopying: duh! Hello friend, I may have blogged about this before – no matter. One of the ridiculous policies in here (one of many) is the photocopying policy. It costs us 10p per copy. It costs the prison virtually nothing. The copiers are under a contract and the paper is
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2020-07-kettles

2020 – 07 – kettles Kettles: oh. those halcyon days… Hello friend, Well, that didn’t last long (see blog 2019-60). The great kettle experiment has come to an end. Nowarning, mind. Last weekend – kettles removed. Of course, this caused quite a bit of hostility. Many of the guys had handed their flasks back; as
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2020-06-projects

2020 – 06 – projects Projects: finally, a nice blog… Hello friend, My last blog on this was in June last year (2019-20). My ‘projects’ are the positive, self-development and enriching things I do to fill my time. The screenplay went nowhere during the last 6 months of the year – I was too distracted
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