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

Jan 1, 2021

PAT BANNIGAN (SWM CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Described as “wonderfully kind and generous”, “extremely hard working”, and “an absolute star”, Pat’s Award is for his outstanding financial support work with the Staffs & West Mids CRC, including helping service users set up more than 2,500 bank accounts, and assisting them with debts of almost £10 million. [This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2021

ZAHID BHATTI (HMP/YOI Wormwood Scrubs)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Zahid wins an Award for his work as Managing Chaplain and Imam at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, and the support he offers to both prisoners and staff in times of crisis. He is praised for “his sensitivity and wisdom”, “exemplary leadership”, and “tremendous dedication”, earning respect from prisoners and staff alike. [This Award is supported by Ingeus.]
Jan 1, 2021

GEORGE BLAKE (HMP Dartmoor)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: George’s Award is for his exceptional work as an Officer at HMP Dartmoor over more than 30 years. His nomination includes fulsome tributes from prisoners and peers; and to quote the Governor: “a prison full of Officer Blakes would be wholly rehabilitative, respectful, decent, procedurally just, and crammed with wellbeing.” [This Award is supported by Seetec Justice.]
Jan 1, 2021

JO BROWN (HMP Holme House)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Prison Officer Jo receives her Award for her voluntary role as a Family Liaison Officer at HMP Holme House, bringing boundless sensitivity, compassion and resilience, and providing a case study of truly excellent practice, in her support for prisoners and families facing with death and bereavement. [This Award is supported by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2021

WAYNE HODGES (HMPPS Drug Strategy & Delivery Unit)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Wayne is granted an Award for his “passion”, “progressive approach”, and “exceptional leadership”, as part of the National Drug Strategy Delivery Unit at HMPPS, in driving forward the innovative, and widely-praised, Incentivised Drug Free Living Programme, which is now being rolled out across the estate. [This Award is supported by Mitie Care & Custody.]
Jan 1, 2021

ALICE JONES (HMP/YOI Parc)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Alice’s Award, supported by heartfelt tributes from prisoners and staff across HMP/YOI Parc, is for her extraordinary skill and dedication as a teacher to prisoners with learning difficulties, and for her outstanding support and encouragement of colleagues throughout the establishment. [This Award is supported by The Bromley Trust.]
Jan 1, 2021

JOY KEENAN (North West National Probation Service)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Described as “inspirational”, “dedicated”, and “a wonderful colleague”, Joy receives an Award for her exceptional leadership, passion and vision as a Probation Manager in Liverpool, and in particular for her ground-breaking contributions to tackling knife crime and “County Lines” in the area. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2021

RICARDO LAFUENTE-DYER (HMP/YOI Pentonville)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: A Prison Officer for over 30 years, and described as a “remarkable individual” and “an inspiration to the men”, Ricardo is granted an Award in recognition of his unflagging commitment to rehabilitation, and in particular his creative approach to addressing knife crime and gang-related violence, at HMP Pentonville. [This Award is supported by MTC.]
Jan 1, 2021

DEANNA MEZEN (HMP Oakwood)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Deanna gets her Award for her all-round excellence as a nurse and colleague at HMP Oakwood, including her “gold standard” end-of-life care for prisoners and their families – in the words of the Governor, she is “simply the best prison-based nurse I have come across”. [This Award is supported by The Hanley Trust.]
Jan 1, 2021

DALJINDER SANGHA (HMP/YOI Woodhill)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Described by the Governor as “a real asset” and “one of the best”, Daljinder is granted an Award for all-round excellence as an Officer at HMP Woodhill, in particular for the encouragement and support offered to his colleagues, and his skill in managing especially challenging and vulnerable prisoners. [This Award is supported by the Prison Officers Association.]
Jan 1, 2021

JOSE AGUIAR (HMP/YOI Pentonville)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Jose’s Commendation is for his tireless work, as a Lecturer at HMP/YOI Pentonville, to help change prisoners’ lives, for which he is widely respected, by prisoners and staff, throughout the establishment.
Jan 1, 2021

KENNY BEATON (HMP/YOI Woodhill)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Kenny is part of the Environmental Group at HMP/YOI Woodhill, and is Commended for the exuberance and positivity he shows in everything he does, and the positive impact he has on prisoners, staff, and the prison environment.
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