The 4 Ps of re-entry

Written by Jamar Williams (working for the Bard Prison Initiative in the US) I want to tell you about the 4 Ps of Reentry (aka release from prison) The essence of these Ps presented themselves long ago at a Drexel University Behavioral Health Conference. At the...

Fretting about vetting

Thoughts from Myra – Jan 31st 2024 I’ve just completed an additional security clearance application for HMPPS, in order to deliver our Employability programme in probation services as well as in prisons – for which I’m cleared.  I expected a high level of personal...

New post, who dis?

My plan is to use humour, self-deprecation, observational juxtaposition, stereotypes (responsibly) and mix them up with facts and truth to create this beautiful, delectable word soup that would make you smile, hopefully.   This is me writing the first post for the...
Preparing for university

Preparing for university

Choosing a Higher Education path, whether in prison or after release, creates a life-changing journey. M is now settled in London and is taking up many opportunities to develop his skills in games construction before starting at university, studying Video Game Design,...
Preparing for self-employment

Preparing for self-employment

For some people, being self-employed may be the most suitable or only reasonable option. Both through our Employability programmes in prison and supporting people on release or who are serving community sentences, we establish baseline information and can then support...