Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Last Tuesday evening In Dublin I attended a lecture held The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) delivered by Dr. Sharon Shalev on the topic of: “Solitary confinement: necessity, convenience or inhumanity?” It was a great lecture and there were some … Continue reading

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Cultural Acceptance – A Birds Eye View

Now here’s a thing  a never knew. I’ve walked past this place tens of thousands of times and  find myself tentatively putting one foot in front of the other and walking up the carpeted white granite, not marble, stairs.  Is … Continue reading

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A 2013 Space Oddity

Originally posted on micsirwin:
“For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the earth, planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do” David Bowie. My tin can is the 20.50 Dublin to Belfast Train hurtling…

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A 2013 Space Oddity

“For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the earth, planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do” David Bowie. My tin can is the 20.50 Dublin to Belfast Train hurtling towards Drogheda. I say … Continue reading

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Irish Devil In Catford

All he can think about when he here’s the word Catford is the Baron Knights song of the seventies where the Smurfs are on the run.  He was on the run.  ‘Was’ being the past tense. Holy shit police cell … Continue reading

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The Global Citizen

When will I lose the “Lepers bell” Shadd Maruna (2012)American Society of Criminology Criminology & Public Policy, Volume 11, Issue 1, p.73. I so love this term, in fact, it was one of the statements that made me sit up … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Prison

A lot of people have been asking me what a day in prison is really like. What follows is a little prose of my first impressions of life way back in the early days.  I’m glad I recorded it as … Continue reading

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