I trust everyone had an enjoyable Xmas .
This is a day when prisoners line up to make phone calls to family and we think of those that can’t be with us. I think of my children – Tyrone , Kane & Siobhan especially .
Thanks to the many who have sent Xmas cards to me , especially Lindy Loo who sent an A4 sized one !
Corrections doesn’t mark the day in any other way than giving us a scoop of custard at lunch, so the cards definitely help brighten up the cells.
I’d like to acknowledge Becki , whose good humour helped brighten the day. Offsetting this on Boxing Day was Officer Rihanna who removed all our homemade ice cream from the fridge because it “isn’t allowed” (not true).
It makes me look forward to Parole all the more. Because of the heat , they are giving us an ice block and a 500ml bottle of iced water every evening .
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights blogger currently inside prison.