reducing reoffending

  1. Eating together at LandWorks.
    Nigella’s puddings

    Hello We have an old ship’s bell hanging in the yard. Daily it is clanged to summon us, gather us together for lunch, usually about one o’clock. On a quiet day we will be around 12…

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    What Happens Here

    Hello A couple of walkers recently paused at the LandWorks Shop and introduced themselves… We’re from Yorkshire, just passing, what happens here then? LandWorks is a resettlement project for those already in or at risk of…

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    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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    Scrubbing Out The Past

    Diary extract: 8th November 2013 (LandWorks has been up and running for 4 months) Apparently last night in prison, Joe was again doing his peculiar Hitler impersonation. Terrifying I should have thought, moustache, slicked back hair…

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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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    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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    Spin Cycle

    Fundraising bike rides, living on £4.57 per day, and washing machines… read Project Manager Chris Parsons’ fortnightly blog here.

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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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    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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    Opposites, or not?

    Hello I doubt I will forget that day. The day I mentioned a trainee police officer would be joining us for a week-long placement. Not because of what was said… worse, nothing was said! Just a…