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Need to remember the prison is ours we just let them stay there. So none of this it's there house or own space. You can't go to a hotel and spark up?

I vaguely remember some movie where tons of missing people were returned to the planet including Glen Miller although he was slightly changed and now played reggae
In some YOI they do get gifts,socks or little stocking filler type things. Staff will usually get a longer dinner there will be a little fewer staff on over the whole day because bang up is usually earlier. You will tend to find its harder to bang up the more difficult cons near the end of your day over the festive period.
We're also doing something different again this year for food. Last year I did a tapas which was amazing. This year with be a 3 bird game pie (pheasant, partridge and duck - all shot locally and prepared by yours truly), roast potatoes and parsnips, carrots and peas with a home made stuffing.
But boss boss....... NO.
No is a good word to have.
You can change a no to a yes easier than a yes to a no if your unsure.

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  • Twisties39 minutes ago
    Looking forward to chatting 9am tomorrow :)
  • TwistiesMon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
    Meant un click ... word prediction is on auto!!
  • TwistiesMon Dec 11, 2017 8:01 pm
    Once i click on chat I am then not sure how to unblock?
  • TwistiesMon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    I clicked on chat and then left as we were heading into town to get nibbles as family round in the afternoon.
  • TwistiesMon Dec 11, 2017 7:59 pm
    Hi Celticbhoy,
  • SWM5436Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 am
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:43 am
    Ok that is probably my cue for the Sunday morning bath!! :slby: thanks for attending Celtic, great chat again
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:41 am
    Twisties u there feel free to join in
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:41 am
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:39 am
    I worked in an Off Licence as 1 of my very first jobs, it went mental at Christmas, long story but I "resigned" after a wall of whisky, wine and cider fell on me in the stockroom :slex: hehe funny but sad after I was told to pay the damages
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:37 am
    Tbh xmas is the 1 time i miss my past life in retail. Love the build up and how busy everywhere is bust most of all just time with family. What about you
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:35 am
    I have watched an american program that has a dogs kennel block for rescue dogs and its prisoners that care for the dogs on a day to day basis. Feeding,walking and cleaning them out. I love this idea. I know a few jails up here that keep chickens and its the prisoners that care for them. That and free eggs for bfast
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:35 am
    True, so I think you're looking forward to "Great Escape" on TV at Christmas, anything else to enjoy?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:33 am
    Think its been proved as there now used in hospital wards as well now. I was sceptical but who can resist a puppy lol
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:32 am
    Are they really worth having?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:32 am
    Its relaxing
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:31 am
    Therapy dog is just a laid back dog that comes in that gets stroked and interacts with the prisoners at group or one to one session
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:31 am
    Hehe a Suit :slwoot: love it
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:30 am
    Not sure what it would be down there but could have came in as duty Guv or what is knowing as a suit
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:30 am
    Oh I get it now, Forces: army navy RAF ok! never heard of a forces officer in jail, or a therapy dog either, revolutionary stuff!!
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:29 am
    Not sure how many jails have a forces officer but was created due to an ex forces now prison officer commenting on how many ex soldiers were inside. He liases with forces charities outside and gets helps with finding them accommodation and benefits on release. That and he knows more about things like ptsd and what they have been through
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:26 am
    At higher level ? what does that mean?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:26 am
    Had the chance to come in at higher level due to previous experience as a manager etc but dont agree with managers that were never a white shirt. Im only 35 so hopefully still got time for that later on
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:25 am
    Nice one Celtic, you have a rosy future I think, very intriguing post here from you
    Celticbhoy wrote:
    Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:35 pm
    We have few new roles/aids. My establishment has a forces officer and is proving to be a great help. Also we now have started bringing in therapy dogs. Won't make drastic change yet but step in the proper direction.
    so a couple of points there, 1 a Forces Officer? 2. therapy dogs?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:24 am
    I like the shopfloor to much. Higher you go the further you are from the prisoners. Was a gaffer in my last profession and happy to be lower dpwn the pecking order now but do flirt with the idea of throwing my hat in the ring from time to time regarding FLM(our equivalent)
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:22 am
    Would you ever go for promotion? S.O ?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:22 am
    And there still the back-up of choice. Was part of training scheme few years back delivering a group of police the basics as it looked like we were goin to strike
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:21 am
    Wow you have a lot of experience and skills for your prison Celtic, you need to go for S.O mate ! :slhehe:
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 am
    Growing up in Glasgow you kind of picks sides in your childhood with the whole celtic and rangers thing. Its culture here(sad i know) but we also have few lifers in NTE at my establishment that got out of the maze due to the good Friday agreement so spoke to them at length about the troubles. One of my gaffers is also from NI and was in the RUC so during the troubles. Irish history fascinates me
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:19 am
    1989 the officers went on strike, MET POL were called in, hey presto I was a prison officer
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:18 am
    I worked in HMP Wandsworth for a few days
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:17 am
    Yeah had noticed. Its a bit far fetched but anyone not working in a prison would have that vision
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:16 am
    You were chatting with someone about working in a N. Ireland prison
    Celticbhoy wrote:
    Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:36 pm
    You do realise that you would be dealing with more than just dissident republicans and you do get dissident loyalist as well. Not just republicans that are the bad guys.
    How do you know so much about the situation over there?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:15 am
    If i had time i would give it a go
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:15 am
    My kids have been doing it for a number of years along with kickboxing. Watched classes and straight away i thought it would be ideal for initial struggle
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:15 am
    Fair comment, good TV choices Celtic!
    Celticbhoy wrote:
    Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:05 pm
    Starred up is another UK prison film (worth a watch) but my favourite is still 'the great escape'. the corner you know it will be on TV soon also love "in the name of the Father" but not a patch on the book.
    There are some great stills that I relentlessly nicked from 'Starred up' and used on the site/ forums, here's an example https://www.facebook.com/threestrikesUK/
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:13 am
    Using my mouth to avoid the situation. Means no paperwork either lol
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:13 am
    You know Judo AS WELL? :D
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am
    But judo would be something i would advise to anyone taking on this job
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am
    Celticbhoy wrote:
    Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:11 pm
    Situations for staff assaults are going to happen daily and there is no way to avoid this. All you can do is stay vigilant and revert back to training. Unfortunately when you signed up you knew the risks you would face on a daily basis
    Celtic what's your favourite move from training that you use?
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am
    I thought that going in but you leave yourself wide open if you dont use system the sps teach you to defend yourself. In away i found my background a hinderence as had to reprogram my thought process
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 am
    And now you are redeeming your effort in spades, good on you Celtic ! :x-)
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:10 am
    By chance.always turned up early for my boxing class and the kickboxing class was on before it and thought that looks a laugh why not try it. That was over 20 years ago now
  • falkorSun Dec 10, 2017 9:09 am
    Yeah I think your self-defence know how is a BIG help, my son is a PCSO and knew Judo before he started, it helps him a lot
  • CelticbhoySun Dec 10, 2017 9:08 am
    I have always been of the mentality that i will be there to open the door the next morning

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