Eric says: “I need to get back in the swing of things for work”

“I’m coming out to LandWorks on the understanding from the prison staff who have said it will be very beneficial for me. I class myself as a hard worker, but I wanted to explore a bit more about LandWorks and I’ve heard of opportunities of work on release, contacts that you lot have, the work … More Eric says: “I need to get back in the swing of things for work”

George says: “Are people going to want to talk to you if you’ve been in prison?”

People say to me “why did you do it?”, I said “greed at the end of the day”, that’s the bottom line, didn’t have to do it, but the opportunity was there. But, I’m not coming back to prison. No chance.  but I never knew the implications, how long you’d get… I’ve done what I’ve … More George says: “Are people going to want to talk to you if you’ve been in prison?”

George says: “it’s my family doing the prison sentence now…”

“I’ve come to terms with it and I’m getting on with my time and I’m doing it,  the jury’s found me guilty, let’s get on with it and charge forward, I mean some people are depressed and some have done this that and the other, just get on with it, I mean really it’s my … More George says: “it’s my family doing the prison sentence now…”

Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

I’ve met some very interesting people who volunteer to come and cook, and that’s been my highlight really so far, because I like people, I like to pick people’s brains and things, and I like to listen to people’s lives, and I’ve met some interesting guys and girls that are on community service here, doing … More Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

I am a police officer, you get sworn in on Friday of the first week, so it’s all done and dusted, I’m working towards a diploma in policing, which is a two year overall thing and as part of that you have to do 80 hours in the community, so this week at LandWorks comes … More Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

Troy says: “if I’d gone to a place like this, it would have probably stopped me going in the second time…”

  Troy says: “I have been working with Graham, I’ve been doing quite a lot of carpentry and stuff like that, yeah it’s been interesting, it’s work that suits me to be fair, being out and practical, and stuff, they’re pretty simple to make as well, it’s all pretty simple, you don’t realise, it’s just … More Troy says: “if I’d gone to a place like this, it would have probably stopped me going in the second time…”

Graham says: “I’ve been out of prison for nearly a year now…”

“A* company are having about ten tables and benches, which is quite a big order we got and that’s got to be by the end of May, beginning of June, I find it very rewarding working with the guys, actually it’s not that different from before I left prison and I knew what I was … More Graham says: “I’ve been out of prison for nearly a year now…”

Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

“I’ve recently moved down here… I know a couple of people, but I don’t go and see them and that, I’ve met them once and I feel they’re like the exact same mates as I’ve got in [the old place], pretty pointless, it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life to just hang … More Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

James says: “it’s about helping people who want the help…”

“I’ve been making bowls this morning, they’re all different, two different woods I think, I made nine, I set a target in my head this morning, because I’d done five I wanted to do another five before lunch, but I broke two, so I managed to do another four… and two broken ones, so… I’ve … More James says: “it’s about helping people who want the help…”

Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”

“We’ve been working at the new café and James has done an awful lot of work up there, I think he’s quite enjoyed it… when [LandWorks was closed for a week], James carried on working up there and has now been offered a job by [the Contractors]… James has been given a job… he should … More Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”