Foreword It is my belief that there is always truth in the compassionate perspective. This perspective is sometimes lost in otherwise intelligent, intellectual academic writing. Narratives are… Read more “Locked Away, by Emma Hetherington”
Author: Unsound Robin
Unlock: the challenge in the Supreme Court.
A consequence of conviction. I can hardly recall meeting a person who’s been through the criminal justice system and has found it easy to get on in… Read more “Unlock: the challenge in the Supreme Court.”
Prisoners, convicts, criminals…what should you call us?
What’s in a Word? The question “Who are you” is never easy. We struggle daily not only with our self-identity but also our understanding of others. Much… Read more “Prisoners, convicts, criminals…what should you call us?”
Is There Life after Death?
Is There Life After Death? For the purpose of this blog, the context of this elusive question concerns life after prison. Prison is a death sentence for… Read more “Is There Life after Death?”
Reflections of a lifer on the prisons crisis.
‘I grew up in prison’ Derek tells me. Standing around 180 cm with dark green eyes and greying hair he looks quite good for someone whose life… Read more “Reflections of a lifer on the prisons crisis.”
On leaving prison: Michael Irwin’s account
My arch nemesis Governor has to sign me out. He quips, ‘Thank God you’re leaving Michael. Maybe now we can get some peace’. My retort ‘I always… Read more “On leaving prison: Michael Irwin’s account”
I used to get beaten with a hammer.
I used to get beaten with a hammer. Well, a steak basher actually. She was stressed but it hurt. I don’t know if it went on for… Read more “I used to get beaten with a hammer.”
Interview with Peter Woolf on his journey into Restorative Justice
Peter Woolf is a very good person who spent many years in prison during a chaotic period in his life. Since turning his life around through restorative… Read more “Interview with Peter Woolf on his journey into Restorative Justice”
What next for Injustice?
As any follower of Injustice will be aware, making the film has been a difficult task. I’ve pointed out elsewhere the production process and the conditions under… Read more “What next for Injustice?”
Who is Unsound Robin, and why did he make Injustice like this?
Below is the Who Is Unsound Robin piece and, here is why I chose anonymity. If you’ve come here from Julia H Downes’s piece, you might be… Read more “Who is Unsound Robin, and why did he make Injustice like this?”