Events’ Management Group
Due to the mismanagement of the arts project and the treatment of the guys who have put so much work into it, I found that my position on the Events’ Management Group was no longer tenable; I stood down.
It’s not just the arts project; there have been a number of events which failed due to the apathy of the staff. When you keep seeing the work you do go down the drain you start to question the point of the EMG. It’s the equivalent of digging a series of holes and being told to fill them in again. As a prisoner who gets paid £14.47 per week, there has got to be something more to a job than the pitiful wage; such as, self-improvement and a sense of achievement.
Like so many other prison groups, the apathy of staff has turned the EMG into a quango.
Be happy, be safe (and remember that the time you have is not infinite and should not be wasted on people who waste your time).
Graham Coutts, 23rd April 2017