Lee says: “For 18 months I’ve been sat in that prison with a stagnant mind. I need something to do and here it is…”

“There are the things that the courts never gets to hear, because the police say you are this, this is what you are. I’m a hard-working person and this is what I do, but all they heard was ‘this is what he is’ and ‘that’s what he is’ and ‘this is because we think this’. … More Lee says: “For 18 months I’ve been sat in that prison with a stagnant mind. I need something to do and here it is…”

Benny says: “prisoners in prison just tell it how it is…”

“What’s been happening? I’m just doing the same really. I’m just learning the gardens with Mon. I work on my own. She’s teaching me the seasons, she’s trying to teach me a whole year’s cycle so that if I wanted to have a job doing it, I’d know how to do it from start to … More Benny says: “prisoners in prison just tell it how it is…”

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?”

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…”

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: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

“So we’re all just doing a couple of hours [gardening] in the morning… [we’ve been sanding the worktops too] that is really hard work,  it’s tedious, we did it yesterday three of us and it was alright, we got it done quite quick, and I’ve done most of that one this morning, we’ve got one … More Graham says: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”

“…when I was working I’d get up like half six every morning and then on the weekends you find you still wake up at that time, and to wake up really early you struggle you know… I’m coming in tomorrow as well, instead of doing four days, I’m doing five, again so it’s a bit … More James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”