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When dementia tears prisoners families apart – by Geri

KATE ADMIN / October 24, 2018 at 9:25 PM 254 views

Dear Prison Widow I am thankful for your blog raising the issue of dementia. My mother has this dreadful illness and her son (my brother) is serving a prison sentence. He isn't released until 2025. Our mother's illness is getting  progressively worse, and…

Prison whistleblower loses unfair dismissal case

KATE ADMIN / October 24, 2018 at 8:50 PM 307 views

A former prison officer who exposed escalating levels of violence and rampant drug use at HMP Nottingham has lost her claim for unfair dismissal at an employment tribunal.                         …

Drugs and violence in prison – from Leon

KATE ADMIN / October 12, 2018 at 2:07 PM 239 views

Hello there! I would like my say on the Prison Watchdog report please. I'm a former prisoner and was released last February. I won't go in detail about why I went in to prison only to tell you that it was…

Self harming – by a former prisoner

KATE ADMIN / October 7, 2018 at 4:22 PM 234 views

Dear Prison Widow UK. I am an ex prisoner and I self harm. I have suffered with mental health/personality disorder for many years. I find going to self-help groups the best thing ever; and I am not judged by others…

Boredom in Prison – by Helen

KATE ADMIN / October 7, 2018 at 12:18 PM 168 views

Hi Prison Widow. I am a former prisoner and would like to talk about anxiety and stress in prison. I have just read the featured post on your site which has prompted me to contact you.I suffered from depression and anxiety before…

How many more times? – From a Prisoner’s Wife

KATE ADMIN / September 29, 2018 at 1:17 PM 229 views

My partner is in prison and I too come pigeon-holed under the category; Prisoners Families.My long-term partner was recalled to prison two months ago for disobeying the rules. He couldn't be bothered attending his probation appointments.I was made a mountain…