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”
‘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.”
I first met Jay about ten years ago. I was teaching English at a prison in Kent and he was one of my star pupils. He had… Read more “The unintended price for families of imprisoned loved ones – by Sam Hart”
If are one of the hidden regions, then prisoners are phantasms walking through them. Perhaps even more hidden away are the prisoner’s loved ones. Prisoners have sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. Many have wives, husbands and children, yet there is almost no consideration given to their fate.
There’s nothing like a prison film to draw out the ethical conundrums. I was chatting to a “Middle Eastern” revolutionary friend when many of these came to… Read more “The Revolutionary Conundrum: Looking for safety, ending up in prison”