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Jigsaws and Colouring Books

Thanks to Kin-free and Joe_L, from the Scottish Sun: Another proposal is to give prisoners in Scottish jails jigsaws and colouring books to wean them off cigarettes. If the plan is to treat inmates like children, don’t be surprised if … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Whatever They Want It To Be

I’m not following the current Brexit stuff very closely, because I don’t think that the European political class is going to allow it to happen. In their view, it was a mistake to have ever asked Britons in 2016 whether … Continue reading

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Why Am I Not Surprised?

Why am I not surprised? A “Perfect Storm” Surrounds One Of The Worst Ebola Outbreaks In History Right Now An Ebola outbreak that has been going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August is already one of the worst … Continue reading

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

Following on from yesterday, hat tip to Audrey Silk for this: Letter: Ban on tobacco in jails, prisons has caused major problems (Gazette) Jun 29, 2018 Just recently I read an article about Oklahoma state Representative Rick West. Rep. West … Continue reading

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A Simple Research Project

Hat tip to Pat Nurse for this (click to enlarge): It would be quite easy for them to find out how many incidents of violence or disturbance there have been in UK prisons. Each one will have a) a date on … Continue reading

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Prison World

I feel a strong kinship with prisoners in prison. They’re people who’ve been expelled from society. And so am I. The only real difference is that they live in closed prisons, and I live in an open prison. An open prison (open … Continue reading

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More on Smoking in Prisons

After my last protest against UK prison smoking bans, I’ve now received the response that was sent by the Ministry of Justice to my MP. Here’s the complete letter (click to slightly enlarge) from the Ministry, with all names redacted:There … Continue reading

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