Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Jamaican’s tale: my first night in Pentonville

Opened in 1816, HMP Pentonville, went on to host many famous and not so famous inmates by the time she had opened her doors to me that fitful Friday evening. I imagined I was like a grain of sand on the beach – one of many – faceless. The building sure looked its age. Although there were […]

An ex offender and university; the Longford Trust and Windowlene

‘I think you might set your sights a bit lower,  have you thought about being a cleaner?’   Now, I’m not so high and mighty that I believe cleaning is beneath me, but the advice of the prison Careers Advisor left my vision of my future smeared like a dirty window. University had always been […]