Adjusting After Prison

  1. LandWorks Honesty Box
    There’s f#cking criminals out there

    Hello We were running. Running fast (I thought) to the market stall at the entrance gate. Frank’s haunting words in my head, “That honesty box is a mistake Chris, there’s f#cking criminals out there” (he should…

  2. Unfuck The System Artwork Workshop LandWorks Devon
    Chris’ blog – Go Johnny Go

    Hello It’s April 1963, one crowded room in Hackney and Johnny has just been born. Two elder sisters, their father (his part time abuser), Johnny’s Mother (who he would die for) all squeezed in. On his…

  3. Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston visits LandWorks Charity
    Chris’ Blog – Mystery Solved

    Hello …Continued from previous blog (click here to read)… Thursday Traditionally our busiest day, but unhelpfully today it’s wet, very wet. So, indoor jobs are at a premium. The polytunnels offer a horticultural shelter from the…

  4. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Chris’ Blog

    Chris’ blog – Monday Gives Way to a Midweek Mystery Hello Monday Mondays occasionally can be a little impaired by the residues of the weekend! But this Monday we rattled along. The 8am team meeting identified…

  5. Chris’ Blog – Hammer Time

    Hello Hammers! Now here is a thing to be writing about. Such a simple tool, used for millions of years and so easy to misplace (a personal note). “Phwoooaarr this hammer is a bit tasty.” Vince…

  6. Chris’ Blog – Christmas innit

    Hello ‘Twas the day before, the day before Christmas, an early frost upon the ground. The phone rings… “All right pal, it’s Dean. Yeah, Chris I’m lost, I don’t know where the f#@k I am!” ….Phone…

  7. Chris’ Blog – Phone Up Robin Hood

    Hello Not quite sure why but I’ve been having a few weird dreams… “Well Kirsty, in this song The Clash suggest ‘phoning up Robin Hood and asking for some wealth distribution’… There are moments when a…

  8. Chris’ Blog – Wanted: 1980s C70

    Chris’ fortnightly blog on LandWorks, life after prison, and the launch of the new PeN (Photographic electronic Narrative) Project.

  9. Chris’ Blog – Dear Mum

    Dear Mum I am so glad you are coming to the Supporters’ Day today. There is a lot to show you; it’s been a busy year and the lads are rightly proud of their achievements. We’ve…

  10. Chris’ Blog – Random

    Hello “I’m getting the hang of this. It’s a bit of a head f@#k… like my life”. Nicholls is dry stone walling. It’s his first time, he’s good and I’m just a touch jealous. We’re chatting…

  11. Chris’ Blog – Simples‏

    Hello “Could I have a word, I’m feeling a bit paranoid, you know, not sure if I’m gonna do it, do you think I can this time?” You can imagine the Daily Newspaper headline… ‘Old lag…

  12. Chris’ blog – The Drop, The Mule, and The Cheek

    Hello “He’s gone, he’s f**king run off!” His face screws up all contorted, squeezing out an accusation: “I f**king told you this would happen…” I am trying to avoid his eyes while I think. This looks…

  13. LandWorks trainee blog: inside view

    A different perspective from LandWorks, as trainee Grayson reflects on his time spent in prison and at Quarry Field.

  14. Trainee interview: Joe’s First Impressions

    On a rare hot day in April, new trainee Luke arrived at LandWorks following his very first stint in prison at twenty years old. Four months into his placement, Sarah asked Luke about his experiences so far.

  15. Chris’s blog: Good days and exhausting days

    Some days are better than others – and working with men who are often ex-addicts brings its own peculiar difficulties.