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

Jan 1, 2022

AMANDA WILSON (HMP Maghaberry)

COMMENDEE 2021-22: Amanda Wilson has created a new vision of what prison visits can be. Her carefully designed experiences now welcome everyone, and, most specially, a previously excluded group: disabled and autistic children. She has profoundly reshaped perspectives at HMP Maghaberry and more widely across the Northern Ireland Prison Service. But most of all, she has immeasurably changed lives: from autism-friendly visits and Father’s Day gifts grown from seeds to a ‘Creepy Crawlies’ Halloween and a Winter Land Christmas experience (complete with a Santa’s Grotto made by the men). Along […]
Jan 1, 2020

ADRIAN TAYLER (HMP Magilligan)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: Adrian is a Prison Officer at HMP Magilligan. He receives a Commendation for his role, over the past decade, in pioneering and delivering the Victim Impact Programme, now used across the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
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