What Should Our Label Say?
By Andy D.
We are a group of prisoners from HMP Barlinnie. Please do not look down your noses at us. You know what they say: ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ As a group we are: outgoing, sporty, sincere, shy, down-to-earth guys who have made some mistakes. A lot of prisoners have mental health problems and learning difficulties. Some of us have grown up in care or come from broken homes. When you get the jail you lose your job and your home. Sometimes you feel trapped in a vicious circle of reoffending. People think that all we want to do is cause trouble. Actually nothing could be further from the truth.