Life after prison

  1. landworks - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Cocaine in the Commons?

    Hello “Look Chris, it’s a well-known fact that the loos in the Houses of Parliament have traces of cocaine on them… they’re all at it!” Ahh, another justification for crime! A drug dealer’s rationale is that…

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    I shouldn’t be in prison

    Hello “I feel a bit ashamed to be honest, but I’ve been really looking at myself, it is me saying yeah I take responsibility.” Bob, January 2018 There is a pathway of change at LandWorks. Part…

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    Providing it’s legal…

    Hello The New Year often brings a flurry of new ideas and a rejuvenated enthusiasm. A helpful balance to the difficulties and frustrations others have experienced over the Christmas period. “Alright Chris I got this amazing idea, I’ve…

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    It’s All Been A Bit Of A Misunderstanding

    Hello I’ve answered the phone, hesitating because I didn’t recognise the number. “It’s Frank, you alright mate?” As it happens I am, it’s Friday morning, and the sun’s out. “Chris tell me this… why do you…

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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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    Plenty of fish

    Hello This week we have mostly been building…a rectangular open box, with no obvious way out and not a lot to do inside (so basically a jail, in my opinion). It is in fact a new…

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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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    Tits in the box

    Hello This morning I found a little note pinned to the gate, informing me that we have blue tits nesting in our leaflet collection box. As I unpinned the note, I could just make out the…

  12. 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…

  13. Chris Parsons in LandWorks' Workshop. Photo Credit: Recourse Magazine
    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 – 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…