I would be very interested to hear from any cons or excons who would be repared to share their experiences of the penal/criminal justice system for a new research project. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT INTHE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.


In 1986 I wrote a book on Aftercare, a resources guide for discharged prisoners. I would now be very interested to hear from anyone working in the aftercare sector with details of what is now available. I would also be very interested to hear from any recently released prisoners about their own experiences.


Should be getting production schedule this week from my publishers, looking for ward to that.
Some hilarious events covered in the book plus lots of details of time spent in Lincoln, Durham, Stafford, Ashwell and Featherstone nicks. To receive an email when book is published please send your email address using the contact form below.


POA members at Nottingham Prison are blaming cutbacks for sharp rise in discipline breaches at the prison.
Nottingham has the largest number of incidents of any prison in the East Midlands.
Writing an article about the prison system for a national newspaper last year I predicted a large amount of unrest for this summer and I still think this is very much on the cards.


Just reported locally that some prisoners have refused to return to their cells at HMP Nottingham. No inmates or staff hurt according to prison spokesman.
Was at Shrewsbury prison when same thing happened there on a large scale just after the major prison riots around
At Shrewsbury hot summers day and approx 60% of men refused to leave exercise yard. Immediate panic measures introduced. All Rule 43 inmates (vulnerable prisoners) taken by coach and under police escort to cells under Shrewsbury Crown Court for safety. At the same time mufti squads from region sent in to manage the situation.All ended peacfully, men came in in dribs and drabs leaving ringleaders on yard. They wre soon rounded up, shepherded insideand immediatly transferred to prisons in various parts of the country. No staff or inmates injured and no damage done.


Just thinking about the new book and realised how many lifers, all convicted murderers I have chatted with. It’s hard to know where to start. A few common traits to all of them though, should be a worthwhile read once I get it together. I think lifers is one of the areas where prison does have benefits but only as I’ve mentioned in any earlier blog insofar as society at large are protected from any danger which might be present if the killer remained in society.