Monthly Archives: June 2013

You’ll Be With Them One Day But Not Yet.

Death is a horrible thing and it tugs at all sorts of strings.  I’ve been lucky in the sense that it has always happened to someone else and even though I’ve known loads of people who have died whilst I’ve … Continue reading

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Michael Irwin: Suicide Vs Re-Integration

Prison Phenomenology This is an old post rehashed from old sight, but please tell me the difference between then and now. There are times when you sit and wonder ‘what what was that all about’ and you realise that you … Continue reading

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HMP Brixton

Paddy Thinks.   HMP Brixton. Paddy McKillacuddy laughs inwardly, trembling, head in hands. McKillacuddy falters as he hobbles from the van.  For many the word ‘prison’ sometimes conjures Saturday nights TV: comedy enshrined within incarceration, a mixture of pleasure and … Continue reading

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Wearing A Mask

   A lot of people are asking me what my story is.  My story of prison is nearly over but my story of how I got there is summed up in a short story – what I wrote – a … Continue reading

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The Re-Entry Conundrum – jail or working overseas.

I took this photo from the Long Room at Stormont from my cell phone on the 4th December 2012 at approx mid-day whilst then referred to as Irwin C7874.  How many prisoners in the history of the UK have gone … Continue reading

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