June 18, 2018

So I am sitting on a plane on my way to Skopje, to start a new mission with the council of Europe. As I sit here I felt, for the first time, a little unnerved about the whole situation around me. Maybe it is all this mindfulness stuff I am doing at the moment to try an...

June 15, 2018

Today was one of the house-blocks well-being day. Last year we created a day for each house-block to promote the principles of growth (see these in my projects section on my website). It involved cooking and play, investment and relationship building activities and ult...

June 12, 2018

Today one of my team was released. He had worked with me on the Growth Project for over a year. When I first met this chap he was a quiet and polite young man. He lacked some confidence and yet had an air about him that could get things done. As time went on I valued h...

June 6, 2018

This week the Growth Team recruited a new group of residents in the prison. They had to complete an application, then carry out a group task whereupon they were a team of governors preparing a “growth prison” for the inspectors, and finally they were interviewed to ass...

June 1, 2018

I have been working as a prison reformer for nearly 18 months now and as my toes slowly touch the ground I thought it was about time I started writing again.  I have learnt so much in the past 18 months and yet I still find myself crippled by how difficult change can b...

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