Blogs & Profiles

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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…

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    Hope

    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.

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    Can You Hear Me?

    Hello It’s June 2007 (life before LandWorks), Blair is about to finally leave No.10 and Gareth Jones is released from HMP Channings Wood after a 3-year stretch. Hot, sunny, and day two of his release. Gareth…

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    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…

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    What inspired you to go down this route?

    We thought you might like to read an extract from an interview Chris did for online magazine ‘Recourse’ about LandWorks from the beginning, answering some frequently asked questions along the way… The sun was beaming down…

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    James’ Story: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

    Hello Over the last 6 months the PeN project has been capturing peoples stories at LandWorks (no stopping it now). Publishing one every week. The blogs are simply the transcripts of their own words recorded while…

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    Chris’ Blog – Thelma’s Suprise

    Hello It’s a perfectly normal day. Apart from a slight kerfuffle early in the polytunnel, when a man emerges proudly holding two dead mice aloft. Yes, it is an exhibition of his primeval prowess, but also…

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    LandWorks on the BBC!

    Hello Sarah here – we wanted to let you know about two upcoming BBC programmes involving LandWorks. This coming Thursday 6 April at 15:00 we are being featured as part of BBC Radio 4’s Open Country…

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    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…

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    Chris’ Blog – To See Ourselves

    Hello! You would be forgiven for thinking him completely ‘out of his mind’ as he repeatedly smashes his frail body against the window. Watching is distressing, he just can’t seem to stop. It’s not until you…

  15. 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…