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"Sometimes, it felt like you were walking a thin tightrope..." Marian Young, on Teaching Art in Prisons

I taught Art for 14 years in several male prisons in the south west.  My experiences in each prison were very different; usually dependent on the ‘category.’  The most rewarding teaching was on the prison ship on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, and HMP Shepton Mallet (a lifers’ prison.) I spent seven years at both prisons; and both are now closed. 1,012 more words


The Only Good Things in Prison Are Your Memories

Hello mom,

July 7, 2015

How are you? Fine I hope. As for me I’m okay. I’m waiting for this lady to come on. So I can send Jamie his birthday present. 821 more words

Jamie Cummings

Track : I Octane - Prison Life | @Realioctane

Dancehall artist I Octane seems to be familiar with the ‘Prison Life’ while he talks about it in his new single. 11 more words


Eileen: Ottessa Moshfegh

“That is what I imagined life to be–one long sentence of waiting out the clock.”

Eileen, from author Ottessa Moshfegh is a novel that could described in many ways, yet I doubt if any single description would give a potential reader an accurate impression of this book. 1,257 more words


Dark Tears (by Juliana Eze)

Episode one

It was Friday the 10th of March, this day makes a year behind bars for me, a year of stupid food, crazy people, no freedom, no family and no friends, I’ve been in this prison for a year now and I have no single one to call a friend or partner or something like that, all I have is myself, my pen, a notepad and a picture of Elizabeth, the girl I love. 998 more words

Creative Writing

Texas Prison Heat With a "Chill Towel"

July 27, 2015

Hello Beautiful, I got your letter. I love the photo of you. Still looking good (smile) What did you do for your special day? 617 more words

Jamie Cummings

The Brutality of Prison Life

Imagine the streets of Victorian London on a cold, winter’s night…Dirt ridden, the icy air forcing you to shiver as it takes over, and the stench of human waste intoxicating your lungs. 220 more words

Victorian Literature