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Don’t Be Shit

By Andy Mouncey, March 29, 2019
A last look at the bloke in the mirror: ‘Just don’t be shit, OK?’ Climb out of the car gathering my goods and chattels and round to the main gate at HMP Stafford practicing the skills of projecting Cool & Calm & Completely In Control. Act As If, right? The gods clearly think so - […]
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Catching Up

By Andy Mouncey, March 18, 2019
With a few days to go before I’m due at HMP Stafford here’s a piece I originally wrote just over a year ago. When you walk in the world of crime-punishment-rehabilitation it’s easy to forget that for most people that world might as well be another planet: An alternate reality below the horizon – questions […]
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Breaking In - Why Are You Here?

By Andy Mouncey, March 8, 2019
So you think it’s hard breaking out of prison? You want to try breaking in.  This is what it takes for a new social enterprise with One Big Idea to get going in our Justice sector – as lived by Andy Mouncey of Run For Your Life CIC www.runforyourlife.org.uk  Timeline To Date 2012 First invitation to […]
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Breaking In

By Andy Mouncey, March 5, 2019
So you think it’s hard breaking out of prison? You want to try breaking in.  This is what it takes for a new social enterprise with One Big Idea to get going in our Justice sector – as lived by Andy Mouncey of Run For Your Life CIC www.runforyourlife.org.uk Timeline To Date 2012 First invitation to […]
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Kissing Frogs

By Andy Mouncey, February 6, 2019
It goes with the territory: Sifting the wheat from the chaff – finding those who are mouth and trousers AND who genuinely welcome what you got as opposed to seeing it – and me - as a threat. I’d learned very quickly to be disarming from the outset especially with some Physical Education teams. My […]
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