Celebrating and promoting the best in UK prisons, probation and youth justice

Nov 3, 2014

AMBER BETCHLEY (Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Amber is granted a Commendation for “going the extra mile” in her role as a Probation Service Officer with drug offenders in the Brighton & Hove area, and for the knowledge, professionalism and dedication she brings to her role.
Nov 1, 2014

PHILIPPA BREFFITT (HMP Thameside)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Philippa earns a Commendation for transforming HMP Thameside’s child and family services, developing an ever-growing range of interventions aimed at maintaining and enhancing family relationships.
Oct 31, 2014

KATH BROWN & TONI HILLIER (HMP/YOI Ashfield)

COMMENDEES 2014-15: Custody Manager, Kath and Officer, Toni receive a Commendation for creating an outstanding Safer Custody provision at HMP Ashfield, including a drop in centre, relaxation rooms and a communal garden.
Oct 29, 2014

SARAH CHAMBERS, LISA RAFFERTY & SHAE WRIGHT (HMP Thameside)

COMMENDEES 2014-15: Sarah, Lisa and Shae are a multi-disciplinary group granted a Commendation for the commitment, passion and belief they have bought to their work to tackle gang violence and create a safer environment at HMP Thameside.
Oct 27, 2014

LOUISA CROWSLEY (Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Louisa earns a Commendation for her work as a Peer Mentor Co-ordinator, in establishing a recovery-focused peer mentoring scheme for drug and alcohol users in Surrey.
Oct 25, 2014

AMY DIXON (HMP Holloway)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Amy receives a Commendation for her tireless, inspirational and unwavering work to transform the lives of challenging and vulnerable female prisoners at HMP Holloway. [This Commendation is supported by the Wates Foundation.]
Oct 23, 2014

ANDY FLETCHER (HMP Thorn Cross)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Andy is granted a Commendation for his “exceptional leadership and resilience” as Deputy Governor at HMP Thorn Cross, and for the energy and enthusiasm he has retained over more than three decades in the Service.
Oct 21, 2014

THOMAS GALLAGHER (HMP Lancaster Farms)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Thomas was nominated by a prisoner and receives a Commendation for all-round excellence as an Officer at HMP Lancaster Farms; he is described as the “go-to contact point” for both prisoners and staff across the establishment.
Oct 19, 2014

JULIE GREENSLADE (National Probation Service, South West & South Central)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Julie receives a Commendation for her calm and committed work as a Probation Case Administrator in Wiltshire; she is described as “the glue that holds the team together” and “a true leader amongst her peers”.
Oct 17, 2014

MARK HADDOW (HMP Bristol)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Mark earns a Commendation for his work as a Catering Manager at HMP Bristol, establishing a healthy eating ethos, and helping to improve the health and well-being of staff and prisoners throughout the establishment.
Oct 15, 2014

STUART HALL (HMP Lowdham Grange)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: Stuart receives a Commendation for developing a media and communications qualification for prisoners at HMP Lowdham Grange, along with a TV channel, Inside TV, which broadcasts to every cell, throughout the day.
Oct 13, 2014

ALI JOUBERT (HMP Huntercombe)

COMMENDEE 2014-15: An Instructional Officer, Ali is granted a Commendation for her enthusiasm and commitment in establishing the Gardens Department at HMP Huntercombe, and for her contribution to all aspects of prisoner development.
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