Category Archives: prison

July 14

Maria with the Red Hair

After I left sixth form, my dad died. After my undergraduate, my husband was in a coma in intensive care. And after getting my Ph.D we have had lots of family health problems and other traumas to contend with. Academia has been the last thing on my mind, and I certainly have a lot of […]

January 08

Unlocking Prison Research

Dr Bill Davies and Helen Nichols who lead the Prison Research Network here at Leeds Beckett University, have brought together a fantastic special issue for the Prison Service Journal. You can read it here!! I am so happy and proud to be included, it’s a project I believe in. I first blogged about the Prison […]

April 30

Prison Research Network

The Centre for Applied Social Research (ceASR) at Leeds Beckett University, has just launched the Prison Research Network. Details of the line up are here. The brain child of Bill Davies and Helen Nichols, the network is sure to provide a platform for a wealth of new research and new research collaborations. The papers were […]

April 08

The Trauma of Research

I don’t blog about my research because sadly things have been taken from my blog and used without permission or citation. This is gutting because I believe in open access and sharing knowledge outside of the academy. However given the nature of my data, and the fact it is for my P.hD, I will only […]

April 14

Libraries Gave Us Power: Reading in Prison

My Phd is using Reading Aloud/ Shared Reading groups as my main method. Here I will be collecting and sharing key sources. The impact of books and reading in prisons– The Reading Agency The Reader Organisation- Reading In Secured Environments ‘An Evaluation of a Pilot Study of a Literature-Based Intervention with Women in Prison’ (Robinson,J. […]

October 16

Supporting Sex Workers in Custody and Post Release event

So for those who follow my twitter, you will know I attended a fabulous event yesterday at Askham Grange prison. And for those who received messages from me saying I can’t take my phone inside as I am going to prison, (to a chorus of “it’s about time”) now you know why. It was a […]