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

Jan 1, 2022

JULIE JONES (HMP & YOI Parc)

AWARD WINNER 2021-22: Julie wins an Award, as the Schools & Prisons Family Coordinator at HMP/YOI Parc, for her tireless dedication, skill and compassion – evidenced in testimonies from many of those with whom she’s worked – in her ground-breaking work with prisoners and their children. [This Award is supported by The Hanley Trust.]
Jan 1, 2022

SHARON ARNOLD (Oakhill Secure Training Centre)

COMMENDEE 2021-22: Nominated by one of the young people at Oakhill STC, and described as “exceptional” by her Director, Sharon is Commended for her extraordinary compassion and skill in supporting even the most complex children in her care.
Jan 1, 2022

EMILY HAZARD (HMP & YOI Doncaster)

COMMENDEE 2021-22: Emily receives a Commendation for her work transforming the experience of new arrivals at HMP/YOI Doncaster, as Manager of the prison’s Early Days Centre, praised by prisoners and staff as “inspirational” and “best practice”.
Jan 1, 2022

SIMEON STURNEY (HMP & YOI Bronzefield)

COMMENDEE 2021-22: Simeon receives a Commendation for his work as a Chaplain at HMP/YOI Bronzefield, and in particular for the exceptional support he offers the women there in the critical period immediately before and after release.
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

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

GAYNER HOLNESS (HMP/YOI Bronzefield)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Gaynor receives a Commendation as the Family Engagement lead at HMP/YOI Bronzefield, and is widely praised by prisoners and colleagues for her outstanding commitment, creativity and compassion in the role.
Jan 1, 2021

JIM JACKSON (HMP Oakwood)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Jim’s Commendation is for going well beyond his role as HMP Oakwood’s Industries Manager, supporting prisoners and colleagues, addressing violence, and changing prisoners’ lives, while also transforming the prison’s industries.
Jan 1, 2020

PAULINE MILLER-BROWN (HMP Oakwood)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: A former Resettlement Manager at HMP Oakwood, Pauline is Commended for setting up ‘Restart Enterprise’, a charity offering support to prisoners on release, from a community hub and food bank, to transport and accommodation.
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