40 Days in Mayfield Women’s Prison; Chapter 3 Teacher Diary: the class observation

There were about 10 women in the class I observed Megan teaching. They were a mixed age group with younger women predominating. There were two older women from Jamaica in the class, probably in prison for trying to smuggle drugs through Smithson airport: many prisoners are in Mayfield for this.  I was sitting beside a … Continue reading 40 Days in Mayfield Women’s Prison; Chapter 3 Teacher Diary: the class observation

40 Days in Mayfield Women’s Prison; Chapter 4 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons Report into Mayfield Prison Extract 2

As at the last inspection the weakest outcomes were in the provision of purposeful activity. The findings of this report in this area are as follows.  Time out of cell was reasonable although some women were locked up during the day and could have been more purposefully occupied. The range of vocational training had improved … Continue reading 40 Days in Mayfield Women’s Prison; Chapter 4 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons Report into Mayfield Prison Extract 2