Blogs & Profiles

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    Wonky Moral Compass

    Hello Five years ago today LandWorks started. We had just received a donation of a porta cabin which surprisingly had no roof! Three prisoners on day release, one offender on licence, and an old pot of…

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    It’s Coming Home

    Hello Friday evening saw the arrival of two lads down from Scotland to watch the football and escape the heat wave in the North! (You can’t make these sort of things up) As an aside they…

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    No experience of frogs necessary

    Hello “Do you sell Frogs?” was this week’s unusual sales enquiry and, before you express an opinion one way or the other, no we do not. We do however have an extraordinary large number of frogs….

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    One Hundred And One

    Hello One offender, one court case, one prison sentence. Quite straightforward retribution and punishment; done, dusted, out of sight and out of mind. Well not quite, not at LandWorks. It’s not unusual in the first few…

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    Hello A few years ago, as a responsible parent, I thought it a good idea that my daughter (Lilly, 9 yrs) should listen to the Sex Pistols (at some volume). I wondered what her response would…

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    It’s a balance

    Hello In response to requests to hear about ‘an average week’, here is an extract from Chris’ weekly diary with explanatory notes from the Editor… Week ending Friday 13th The week didn’t get off to a…

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    Hello Recently somebody visiting the field gate stall left a note in our comments book… “I’m rather worried about the lovely old man in the veg garden, he’s been hobbling for a few days”. On reading…

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    Guns N’ Hedgehogs

    Hello A frosty start, wisps of wood smoke and the tip tap of hammers a hammering. The creative festive hum is only occasionally punctuated by a distressing wailing from the wood workshop as Graham attempts a…

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    Transforming Nobody

    The actual effect of privatised rehabilitation, via Project Manager Chris Parsons’ fortnightly blog.

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    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    There are a couple of things I need to tell you

    Hello There are a couple of things I haven’t told you… This time last year, there was a man at LandWorks called Jarvis, he got caught up in a prison incident. As a result, he was…

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    LandWorks Celebrates Four Transformational Years

    Annual Supporters Day raises over £7K as project leader commits to 5 more years. LandWorks, the pioneering prisoner resettlement scheme, welcomed over 180 supporters to its Annual Open Day on August 18 to celebrate another remarkable year of…

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    Ted Cycled for LandWorks

    Hello A message from Ted, our Chair of Trustees, on completing his gruelling fundraising Scottish bike ride: “Well, the 65 year old in Lycra made it to John o’ Groats and had a wonderful experience along…

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    This Be The Verse

    Hello “They fuck you up, your mum and dad”   – Mr Philip Larkin 1971 There are times when I just lie awake. Secretly planning, lining them up, identifying those who I know are culpable of…

  15. LandWorks - Hope for people in prison. Working in the wood workshop

    LandWorks – Hope for people in prison. Read about the state of the prison service today and how it impacts on us all. Via Chris’ fornightly blog.