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Unintended Consequences

By Andy Mouncey, April 27, 2021
I had a little cry the night I finished the work at HMP Brinsford. Which was a bit of a shock. Mrs Mouncey and I went for a walkie-talkie when I got home that evening and, well… Waterworks. She took it rather well, I thought. Here’s the thing: In the 8 years I’ve been in […]
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Everybody Hurts

By Andy Mouncey, April 1, 2021
This work at HMP/YOI Brinsford is funded by HM Prison & Probation Service through Clinks Covid19 Winter Support Grant Programme. We’ve just set a bomb off. Or opened a sack of boiling feral tomcats and released them into a confined space.  Take your pick. That this is part of the plan is no comfort to […]
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Can We See The Chickens Again?

By Andy Mouncey, March 25, 2021
This work at HMP/YOI Brinsford is funded by HM Prison & Probation Service through Clinks Covid19 Winter Support Grant Programme. The chickens stole the show.  Who knew? My 4 twenty-something lads spent endless minutes seemingly captivated by the clucking pecking ground-based beasties that were roaming around in their enclosure 100 yards from our base of […]
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Warming Up

By Andy Mouncey, March 12, 2021
This work at HMP/YOI Brinsford is funded by HM Prison & Probation Service through Clinks Covid19 Winter Support Grant Programme. ‘So…’ projecting big smiley face from distance with big wide arms for added fill-the-space--ness - ‘everyone be up-standing ‘cos we’re gonna go in 3-2-1 GO!’ Nothing happens. Nobody moves. The 10 young men around me […]
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Stuck Again

By Andy Mouncey, March 2, 2021
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – just go with me here please - came into force in the early 70’s. Essentially it boiled down to the nuclear powers at the time saying to the rest of the world: ‘We’ve got them, you can’t have them and you gotta promise never to try […]
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