The following is a poem to insidetime, from issue January 2011
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I can do it I’ll stay clean
I’ve been saying since I was seventeen
I’ll do it for this or that
And once again I fall in the trap
Now here I am at twenty-eight
Locked away behind those big steel gates
No kids, no home, nothing left
Just sat alone with a messed up head
I used the drugs and I used the drink
And not once did I stop and think
That how I feel and what I’d done
Was mainly because I’d seen it from my mum
But now I am a mum myself
I should have stopped an’ thought
Of the path my kids will take
Cause kids only know what they are taught
I hope I can change the life I’ve made
Cause never did I want to become
The person I hated the most “my mum”
Or my kids to turn into me!
So here I sit at 28 locked behind the big steel gates
And now I’m clean and alcohol free
The Hard Part
Hear my Voice
How Life Can Change
Life (is not a sentence)
Sea of HMP
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What , Would I...?
A Penitentiary Pen – Pushes Perception
Long Live the World
Death Row Love
Nothing to do
The Four Walls
A Sinful Life
End of the Line
White Collar Crime
What a life!
Where Should I Be
The Jump That Never Ends
Someone should tell you
Goodbye My Love
Menu - Today’s Special
My First Day
Keepin’ it Together
Happy New Year
The Wind Blows
Don’t believe the Type
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There is no crisis
Learning lessons to reduce suicides in prison
Inspecting the Inspectors
Purpose of prison
Bank accounts - it’s up to prisons now
America’s lap dog
How psychiatry could help you, but generally doesn’t
Why does it take so long
This is NOT me
Treated like cattle
Month by Month September 2014
Spotlight: shining a light on opportunities inside
The Parole Board questionnaire results
Courts accused of wasting £230m a year by locking up suspects awaiting a trial
One hundred and forty three metres
Letter from America
Tell us why you did it
From over the wall
The Forgotten Lifers
Open and out... is it really that simple
Abuse of process
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