Criminal - How Our Prisons Are Failing Us All (May 26th 2022)
"The first thing you notice about prison is the smell: stale smoke and sweat and sometimes incense and sometimes weed and crackpipes. It smells of hundreds of years of sadness and desperation and anger and hurt and depression and anxiety. It smells of the lowest of the low; of the rejects of society, too ugly or violent or scary for anyone to truly care about. It smells of defeat. It smells of grown men who gave up caring about themselves long ago, if they ever did."
Prison Facts - England & Wales
Over 50% of people in prison have a literacy level below that of an 11-year-old. Many cannot read at all.
24% of prisoners report that they have been in care at some point during their childhood.