COMMENDEE 2018-19: Stuart is a Volunteer at HMP Whatton. He is granted a Commendation for the dedication he has shown in supporting veterans in the prison, alongside the Armed Forces charity SSAFA, and in helping lead Whatton’s OPAL service for older prisoners, in conjunction with Age UK.
Winners by setting (since 2012) - Prisons
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Susie is the Managing Chaplain at HMP & YOI Isis. She is Commended for her inspiring leadership of a team which plays a central and widely-respected role across the establishment, and for nurturing a prison band that has now appeared on several albums.
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Shane is a Physical Education Instructor at HMP Haverigg. He receives a Commendation for the drive and creativity he has shown in promoting the physical and mental health of prisoners, including in setting up the UK’s first ever prison Parkrun.
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Nichola is a Workshop Instructor at HMP Leeds. She receives a Commendation for her contributions, on a voluntary basis, to three different staff equality and diversity networks, and for developing a widely praised toolkit on working with transgender offenders.
COMMENDEES 2018-19: Jon is an Officer and Recycling Instructor at HMP Maghaberry. He is Commended for transforming the prison’s approach to recycling, creating employment opportunities for prisoners, and making a valuable economic and environmental contribution.