Author Archives: micsirwin

About micsirwin

I'm a Postgraduate student at Queens studying Criminology, writer, poet and lover of integrity, dignity, respect and morality

Prison From The Inside

“Hurt people hurt people” a harrowing quote from ‘Pat’, a female participant in last night’s second episode of ‘Prison From The Inside’ on BBC1 Northern Ireland – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1rgv There were several times when I had tears running down my cheeks … Continue reading

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What Is Hope?

Release date for my book “My Life Began At Forty” 1st of May 2017. Continue reading

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Resetting The Prison Clock

We do need change and we need it now. Our so called ‘United Kingdom’ has let us down. Our system is flawed. Continue reading

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A Waiting Game

Hot potatoes will be caught and dropped and left rot. Continue reading

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The Fear of Logic

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“There were times in my life, when I was going insane, trying to get through, the pain…” Lyrics from “Amazing” by Aerosmith. My pain was not only what I’d done to myself but to those close…

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The Tip Of The Iceberg

Over the past few days and weeks I’ve been reading about suicide, death and chaos in UK Prisons. This obviously saddens me deeply and it’s often quite difficult to build up the strength and courage to revisit the institution of … Continue reading

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To Oblivion and Beyond

If people get sick, we take them to the hospital and give them the right medicine to get better. If people’s behaviour is sick, we bring them to the prison, but we forget the medicines. Continue reading

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