Prison officer ‘fears for staff’ at riot-hit Erlestoke

KATE ADMIN / August 10, 2017 at 12:27 PM 60 views

A former prison officer at a riot-hit jail says he fears for the young, inexperienced staff still working there.Keith Conway said he took early retirement from Wiltshire's HMP Erlestoke in 2016 because he and his colleagues feared for their safety.The…

When to Stop Trying to Save an Addict By M. Lujan

KATE ADMIN / August 8, 2017 at 6:33 AM 45 views

If you have a loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you’ve likely experienced one or more of the following heartbreaking scenarios: Staying up late worrying about whether or not they’ll get home safely tonight Waiting anxiously in the…

System failure – from Janine

KATE ADMIN / August 2, 2017 at 5:45 PM 122 views

Dear Prison Widow UK. First and foremost; a big hat-tip to you for providing such an interesting platform for families and prisoners. I am a regular reader of your blog and today I have felt an overwhelming sadness.What on earth is happening…

Both parents in prison – by Anonymous

KATE ADMIN / August 2, 2017 at 5:19 PM 113 views

Hello. Please don't use my real name.I am 20 years old and both my mum and dad are in prison. I haven't had a very good life but I am doing OK and studying to better my life.My parents have…

A gift from New York

KATE ADMIN / July 30, 2017 at 7:50 PM 295 views

Thank you so much to my friend, Cliff, for these brilliant paintings I received from New York Otisville Correctional Facility this week.Alison Henderson PW 

Prison is pulling us apart – from Cath

KATE ADMIN / July 30, 2017 at 7:22 PM 89 views

Hi. I don't mind you using my first name but please not my surname. Thanks in advance.I would like to discuss the whole topic of prisoners and families maintaining ties. The Government states that it is important to maintain ties…

Thanks Prison Widow UK

KATE ADMIN / July 30, 2017 at 6:34 PM 98 views

Prison Widow, ha-ha, my hubby loved the story which I printed out and sent him last week. It's in HMP Garth and the lads want to know when the next instalment is please lol. Lots of love and best wishes…

Switch the lights on – from an ex-prisoner

KATE ADMIN / July 30, 2017 at 5:50 PM 81 views

Hey PWUK, how's it going? All nice and bonny I hope.I have recently been released from prison and all I can really say is; 'when are the MOJ and prison service going to switch on the lights in their heads?…

HMP Hewell: Security teams called to prison ‘incident’

KATE ADMIN / July 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM 93 views

A prison officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries after an "incident" at HMP Hewell.Specially trained prison security teams arrived at the prison near Redditch in Worcestershire late on Saturday night.The Prison Service said a "small number" of inmates…