Yesterday I tried to explain why so many people from the prison community felt so betrayed by Alex’s behaviour. I am not sure I managed to adequately convey the strength of their feelings. It was a hastily written piece driven by anger. Some people on SM chose to make snide remarks about the feelings of… Continue reading My name is Penny and I am an ex con. Alex Cavendish part 2
You might be wondering why the title of this particular blog reads like the start of an AA meeting, however after recent events on Twitter relating to Alex Cavendish, I feel a need to ally myself with a community I was part of and attempt explain, from my own point of view, some of the… Continue reading My name is Penny I am an ex con. Alex Cavendish my take.
It is the removal of somebody’s freedom that is the punishment for a crime. Anything else that follows in HMP that leads to the harming of an inmate is abuse. Rehabilitation must not start with fear of reprisal Because of an erroneous label attached to me of being guilty of a schedule 1 offence… Continue reading The coercive nature of HMP carrot and stick. My experience.
The below is a transcript of notes taken from the shaken baby conference. The verbatim notes were taken by an American lawyer and have been sworn before a judge as a true and accurate account of what was said on the day. Here you have a then serving police officer who headed up a unit… Continue reading Transcript SBS conference MPS talk on “How do you influence judges”
Very little research has been undertaken when it comes to people making false allegations that they have or are victims of a crime outside of Munchausen Syndrome, which touches on it, but only in the context of garnering attention by faking illness and anecdotal references to false allegations of sexual abuse etc. There… Continue reading False victimisation syndrome. When the ‘victim’ is really the abuser.
Lynne Owens, head of the National Crime Agency (NCA), told police officers on rape cases to “arrest first” and investigate later while she was a chief constable. Owens, tipped to be a future Metropolitan police commissioner, overhauled sex crime investigations to improve the detection rate when she was head of Surrey police. However, her approach… Continue reading Police Chiefs Rape Order: Arrest first, investigate later.