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When dementia tears prisoners families apart – by Geri

KATE ADMIN / October 24, 2018 at 9:25 PM 166 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 198 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.                         …

Spice ruined my life – from NP

KATE ADMIN / October 23, 2018 at 8:39 PM 186 views

I have been reading lots of posts on your blog about prisoners taking spice whilst in prison serving their time.I used spice in prison. I'd only ever smoked cannabis on the out, but was introduced to the vile synthetic high…

Dementia in Prison’s – By Alison Henderson FRSA

KATE ADMIN / October 23, 2018 at 7:10 PM 153 views

The disease is close to my heart because in 2014 my great-uncle succumbed to the disease after complications brought on by Lewy body dementia. Prisoners with dementia are a topic I think about a lot. But on the flip side,…

The 10 Most Haunted Prisons In The UK

KATE ADMIN / October 23, 2018 at 6:29 PM 166 views

The ten most famous haunted slammers in the United Kingdom from modern prisons to old Victorian jail... Read more at https://www.higgypop.com/news/most-haunted-prisons/CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE AND TAKE A LOOK! INTERESTING READ! 

Jailers and reformers at odds over cash cure for prison chaos

KATE ADMIN / October 23, 2018 at 2:40 PM 124 views

When inspectors visited Bedford prison last month, the conditions took them by surprise. Rats and cockroaches scuttled through cells and corridors, while smoke from drug consumption pervaded the wings. There was a “dangerous lack of control” and the number of…

A boring life in prison – from former prisoner, Leon

KATE ADMIN / October 22, 2018 at 6:34 PM 171 views

Hello Prison Widow. Hi, I read the post on HMP Featherstone and was appalled, albeit not surprised!I myself have served time at Her Majesty's Pleasure, and prison life is just, boring, boring, boring, boring. Inmates have way too much time on…

Relaxing around horses – Alison Henderson FRSA

KATE ADMIN / October 21, 2018 at 8:08 AM 168 views

Alison with Evie - Odette's mother Maybe you are wondering what Prison Widow gets up to in her spare time?Well, apart from answering emails, Alison runs support groups for ladies feeling isolated and who suffer with depression. Here are a few photographs…

Needing support after prison – from a prisoners partner

KATE ADMIN / October 21, 2018 at 6:51 AM 167 views

Hi. As a partner of a prisoner, I have been through the prison journey twice. My partner is being released from prison next month and I feel lonely and in need of interacting with people in similar circumstances. Personally I don't think there…

MInd Crafts Ladies Group Learning Macrame

KATE ADMIN / October 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM 211 views

Mind Crafts Concentration Doing great! Macrame by Mind Crafts Macrame by Mind Crafts Beginners session                                 MIND CRAFTS LADIES GROUP LEARNING MACRAME