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

Dec 2, 2016

DR RUTH ARMSTRONG & DR AMY LUDLOW (HMP Grendon)

AWARD WINNERS 2016-17: Ruth and Amy, from Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law, respectively, win an Award for pioneering ‘Learning Together’, bringing together prisoners, university students and academics, to learn with and from one another. The initiative, which began with Cambridge and HMP Grendon, now includes a number of prisons and universities across the country. [This Award is supported by Novus. Ruth and Amy also receive the Keith Bromley Award for Education & Skills Training.]
Dec 2, 2016

KARL BROCKLEHURST (HMP Risley)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Prison Officer Karl, from HMP Risley, receives an Award for his ‘Room Ready’ programme, which has transformed prisoners’ experiences of their first night inside, helped further the decency agenda across the establishment, and provided his ‘Room Ready’ crews of offenders with transferable skills to help them find employment on release. [This Award is supported by Ingeus.]
Dec 2, 2016

SOFIA BUNCY (HMP & YOI New Hall)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Sofia, from Muslim Hands UK, is granted an Award for pioneering ‘Muslim Women in Prison’, a ground-breaking initiative researching, and providing personalised responses to, the needs and challenges facing Muslim women in custody and after release. The project started at HMP/YOI New Hall and has now spread to other prisons across the country. [This Award is supported by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Dec 2, 2016

HOWARD CRAVEN (HMP & YOI Parc)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Howard receives an Award for his inspiring work as a mentor to prisoners at HMP/YOI Parc, where he has worked for over a decade, drawing on his own experiences as a former offender and substance misuser, to help transform the lives of others. According to the prison Governor, Howard is “an exceptional member of our team”. [This Award is supported by Working Links.]
Dec 2, 2016

CHRIS CURZON & ANN JOHNSON (HMP Preston)

AWARD WINNERS 2016-17: Chris and Ann win their Award for their work as Horticultural Instructors at HMP Preston. Nominated by a group of offenders, their determination and infectious enthusiasm saw them take a tiny plot of land and a handful of seeds, and grow them into something which has not only transformed the prison environment, but also helped change the lives of those offenders who work with them. [This Award is supported by MTCnovo.]
Dec 2, 2016

FIONA DEACON (National Probation Service, North West)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Fiona, a Probation Officer with the National Probation Service, North West, is described as a “star in the organisation”. She receives an Award for the vision, drive and diplomacy she has shown, in bringing together colleagues and partner agencies from across the region, to set up a ‘Problem Solving Court’ and help turn around the lives of women offenders in Greater Manchester. [This Award is supported by Seetec Justice.]
Dec 2, 2016

ANNETTE DUCKHAM (HMP North Sea Camp)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Annette, from HMP North Sea Camp, is granted an Award for the inspirational way she responded to being assaulted, by becoming a champion for safer custody and, through her commitment and determination as Safer Custody Business Administrator, transforming the culture of the establishment, and the safety and security of both prisoners and staff. [This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Dec 2, 2016

BERNADETTE HARE (HMP Bullingdon)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Bernadette, a Prison Officer at HMP Bullingdon, is described in her nomination as “just amazing”. She receives her Award for combining outstanding skill and compassion towards both inmates and staff, with a no-nonsense approach and commitment to the highest standards from prisoners, her colleagues and herself, for which she has earned respect and affection throughout the jail. [This Award is supported by the Prison Officers Association.]
Dec 2, 2016

CHRIS O’SULLIVAN (HMP Hewell)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Prison Officer Chris is a Healthy Living Instructor at HMP Hewell, and wins an Award for the exceptional humanity, dedication and skill he brings to all aspects of his role, which he has taken to a level well above normal expectations. He is described by one prisoner as “an inspiration”, and by his Deputy Governor as “an outstanding public servant and human being”. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice & Immigration.]
Dec 2, 2016

GERALDINE RYAN (HMP Full Sutton)

AWARD WINNER 2016-17: Geraldine receives an Award for her wide ranging and transformative contribution to HMP Full Sutton, which extends far beyond her role as Writer in Residence. She is described as “universally respected” and someone who “works tirelessly to enhance the lives of prisoners and staff”, while her Governor says “I can describe Full Sutton as a community because of people like Gerry”. [This Award is supported by Interserve.]
Dec 1, 2016

YVETTE BATES (HMP Dovegate)

COMMENDEE 2016-17: Yvette is a Senior Forensic Psychologist at HMP Dovegate, and is granted a Commendation for her work on offenders with autism, which has informed Government thinking, and been shared nationally and internationally.
Dec 1, 2016

NICHOLA BOUGHEY, KERRY HOWARD, SANDRA JONES & ANGELA MURPHY (Merseyside CRC )

COMMENDEES 2016-17: Nichola, Kerry, Sandra and Angela, from Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, receive a Commendation for their contributions to the support of female offenders on Community Payback orders supervised by Merseyside CRC.
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