Tag Archives: Prison

The real work that is needed


In November 2012 I was disappointed to come a close third behind Labour in an election to determine who would be Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, despite their experience, party machinery such as phone banks and a budget 15 … Continue reading

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That debate and transforming rehabilitation


Apart from the radio excerpts I have yet to watch or listen to the interviews with Paxman and Burley and their two studio guests. Its not that I personally lack interest in watching Miliband and Cameron, but unfortunately I haven’t … Continue reading

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Priorities and Gestures


The impact of around 50 World Leaders amassing on the Streets of Paris to express their commitment to oppose the acts of terror such as the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be underestimated. This was a significant … Continue reading

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What is so special about Wrexham?


Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales with a population of a mere 42,000 people. It is a town with a varied industrial history and one of the largest brown field sites in the area is the old Firestone Tyres factory … Continue reading

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Punishing our Children


When the Government removes a parent from a vulnerable family for an extended period of time, there will inevitably be lasting consequences for that family. Despite the disconnect that exists in our nation between individuals and communities, to an extent unimagined in the immediate … Continue reading

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Charities know our limits!


One of my frustrations is the disconnect between our lawmakers and the world into which their laws are intended to work. We are all entitled to have opinions that are out of touch with reality, to think out loud and perhaps … Continue reading

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Young adults need better than this!


The way in which we incarcerate young people and young adults who have been convicted of crimes should reflect their needs and what will give them and society the best chance of them being rehabilitated as well as the need … Continue reading

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