Quentin says: “I couldn’t do another year, put it that way. Not a chance. It’s tougher than I thought.”

“I’ve been giving this a lot of thought because when people are reading the PeN Project, there’s an assumption about people in prison. I’m here to burst that assumption because whoever is reading this, the assumption will be that I’m from a low education background, that I’m from a sink estate somewhere, that I’m on … More Quentin says: “I couldn’t do another year, put it that way. Not a chance. It’s tougher than I thought.”

Quentin says: “LandWorks, is my little haven. It’s my little island in a sea of crap…”

    “I’ve been getting into the pottery a lot more, with a vengeance if I’m honest, to the point that I am going to do this when I get home, 100%. Before I was like “don’t be a dick”, but now I’m like “why can’t I?”. I would never had got that if I … More Quentin says: “LandWorks, is my little haven. It’s my little island in a sea of crap…”

Tarquin says: “it can be pretty scary getting out and then just ‘bang’ into normality.”

“I’ve been coming out to LandWorks for a couple of months. I’ve now been released from prison on a Home Detention Curfew (HDC/Tag), but I’m still coming out here to volunteer. I’ve found it really useful to re-humanise myself and gain some skills that I can use when I get out. It’s a nice environment … More Tarquin says: “it can be pretty scary getting out and then just ‘bang’ into normality.”

Quentin says: “I’m very apprehensive about what happens when I get out, employment wise. I’m going to be restricted to what I can do…”

“I’ve been here four weeks. My views on this place and the ethos and what I’ll get out of it has certainly changed. It’s taken me four weeks to suss everyone out… I’ve been doing the pots for two weeks. I thought, the first two I did, when I did them I thought “they’re s@*#t”, … More Quentin says: “I’m very apprehensive about what happens when I get out, employment wise. I’m going to be restricted to what I can do…”

Peter says: “So, I think ending up in jail… it done me a favour, really…”

It wasn’t until I was doing some groups in jail and this is pretty much my only real jail sentence… I was doing a group, we used to do a group every two-weeks together, like a ‘smart’ group and it wasn’t until we were picking holes in my sort of life, that I realised the … More Peter says: “So, I think ending up in jail… it done me a favour, really…”

Brett says: “There’s always reasons behind everything…”

So Blaidh Nemorlith, Plymouth’s Poet Laureate did a poem about transformation man, which was really, really flattering yeah, it means a lot that anyone is inspired by my story, and for him to do that was really, really cool, really epic, so I thought it was only fitting really that we write the poem down, … More Brett says: “There’s always reasons behind everything…”

Brett says: “I’m proud of myself…I’ve turned myself round for my boys”

  “I’ve just been doing stuff in the ‘good garden’ really… the good garden is sort of my next little project I suppose, because it’s the area where transformation man is in situ… ‘cos the area where I’ve put transformation man was basically just a load of rough ground, and it’s supposed to actually be … More Brett says: “I’m proud of myself…I’ve turned myself round for my boys”

Simon says: “I’m just doing a bit of gardening”

“I’ve been toiling, just gardening,  I went to that other one as well, that other charity, there was only me there, well you look at it here and you think no, that’s two, three people surely doing all this work and it’s growing, growing by the minute, Also I can’t believe Sarah’s entering it, that … More Simon says: “I’m just doing a bit of gardening”

Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

“I’ve chucked a few posts up here and there, for Mon’s shed I think… I’m sure it’ll work very well, I’ve been doing stuff here but… I’ve done about four different [cartoons] it keeps growing, I’ve done four or five drawings, now I’ve got a table I can draw it on [at home]… you only … More Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…

“That’s the nice thing about actual art, I mean I’ve not sort of done art since I was a kid in school, but people can perceive it, and perceive it however they want can’t they, you know art doesn’t come with a label, saying you have to experience Transformation man like this, it’s down to … More Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…