November 2007 a week after receiving a twelve year sentence I asked an HMP Brixton PO “Who’s going to be there?”
The HMP Brixton PO replied “Captains of Industry and Penal Reformers.”
I replied reluctantly “Oh, ok then if I must.”
Two weeks later I was not on the list for my usual IT class and started to give off stink to the officer at the desk. The SO appeared and informed me that I’d be going to the chapel later for “that thing you’d agreed to do with the PO.” I’d forgotten all about the Chapel. About an hour later an officer came and collected me and took me over to the Chapel. I’d never been in a Chapel before. The first of many firsts discovered during my six years int nick.
There were half a dozen officers standing in and around the doorway. I must have looked totally…
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