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totally block all mobile phone signals inside all prisons

yes, it's the only way to be sure
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yes, simple and totally effective
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no, searching for mobiles is better
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no, we can rely on informants
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no, the prisoners themselves can hand them in
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I really don't know, ask me next year
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Total votes: 321

Is prison life too soft?

way too soft, holiday camp more like
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46%
yes it is
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38%
no, it's about right
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13%
no it's too hard actually
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No votes
actually it is very hard inside nowadays
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Total votes: 91
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  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 pm
    Thanks Gents that hour went past like 5 minutes! how fast did that go?? :slgy:
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm
    Enjoy, I’m gonna take the dogs out then get sleep while I can, it’s at a premium at the minute with Tanner waking every couple of hours to be fed.
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm
    Right folks, I'm off to grab some sleep.. My job may of changed but the animals still need sorting at 4am... Great chatting again and hope for another one soon :)
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:02 pm
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    Twisties wrote: Right everyone, hope you have a good evening, I'm off to watch The Physician on Netflix with my better half, thanks for the chat and speak soon :)
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 9:02 pm
    Right everyone, hope you have a good evening, I'm off to watch The Physician on Netflix with my better half, thanks for the chat and speak soon :)
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:01 pm
    Plus there are some officers on the forums that are happy to chat/give advice via PM
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 pm
    I have the direct line to one in my jail and our military liaison officer who is a guvoner in a SW jail so any issues these are the people I call.
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 pm
    Nigh patch
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 9:00 pm
    I'd like to have gone just for curiosity but its a far way from the north and to short notice to get time off
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:59 pm
    Sweet dreams Patch :sljo: set the alarm early early
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    Night Patch
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    Night Patch
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    Yeah but you get to speak to real actual Prison Officers, ask any question !
  • npatchett2000Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    Night peeps got early start 2morrow
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    I think this would be good for those looking to join not those already in the vetting system.
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
    Not been given a rota yet... although I've now had my uniform order and pension pack come through
  • npatchett2000Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:57 pm
    Moredread wrote: That aside, all the prisoners should be in their bunks, so apart from regular checks and the occasional muppet being an arse its hardly going to be as taxing as working an all day shift - or maybe i'm wrong...
    Ya u right bud u get a few wanting bog roll till bout 11pm then u just got the acct checks and that's it for the night
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:57 pm
    Who's GOING??
    When? Monday 22nd January 2018 (10am-5pm) Where? QEII Centre (Nearest tube station: St James's Park (4 minute walk); Westminster (6 minutes walk) Why? Our prison staff are trained professionals
    worth a look??
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    Maybe his battery died.
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    Lol :D
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    Yeah sounds the same
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    I think Celtic went into a tunnel :slwh:
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    Probably the same one they gave to me too.
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
    Rota was for 30 weeks, it was clear in number of hours per code, but provided no start times.
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm
    I was given a copy of a rota, but no start times.
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm
    That aside, all the prisoners should be in their bunks, so apart from regular checks and the occasional muppet being an arse its hardly going to be as taxing as working an all day shift - or maybe i'm wrong...
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:54 pm
    Twisties, I have a copy of a rota for our place, did you get a copy? I think nights start around 2030/2100 hrs
  • npatchett2000Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:54 pm
    Ya long shifts but nice quiet ones as everyone locked down the official start time for nights is 9pm but unwritten rule at our place u come in for bout 8 or 8 15 to let the late man off and then u get the favour repaid in the morning when u supposed to finish at 8 the relief will come in for bout 715
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
    Yeah it's pie in the sky for sure
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 pm
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    Moredread wrote: Even at night.... Hours are hours, so long as you sleep well in between. The problem comes from people thinking they can still do stuff in the daytime and then work those hours at night. I know this from experience
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 pm
    Celtic can you answer Twisties? what time do nights start?
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 pm
    Even at night.... Hours are hours, so long as you sleep well in between. The problem comes from people thinking they can still do stuff in the daytime and then work those hours at night. I know this from experience
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm
    Haven’t started at my place yet, still in the Army, have worked longer than 11 hour shifts on tour, sometimes not seeing my bed for around 38 hours
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm
    What time does a night shift usually start?
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm
    :sldv: yeah but @ night?
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:50 pm
    77hrs!!!! pffff... Walk in the park ;)
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:50 pm
    SWM have you done nights yet?
    Starsnstripes wrote:
    Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:33 am
    Quick question- re nights. I read if you do a week of nights you then get 7 days off the following week...are you paid for the week you are off? ??
    npatchett2000 wrote:
    Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:34 pm
    Yes as u do 77 hrs in the week of nights you have done the hrs for 2 weeks
    11 hour shifts is LONG LONG LONG, boy that is a big old shift and the next night the same!
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 pm
    Anyone else keep having to log in randomly? My iPad keeps logging me out
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:47 pm
    Can't argue with that SWM, some will always want to go back inside, they don't know any better
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:46 pm
    Yeah it’s the same netting Celtic, they lowered the stuff at our place to stop the prisoners using it to walk across as a short cut.
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 pm
    Sorry trying to type and feed the baby at the same time, in order to rehabilitate prisoners they must want to be rehabilitated. Its a way of life for some of them.
  • npatchett2000Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 pm
    It's metal netting really strong can hold 15 -20 people
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 pm
    How many people in prison really benefit from it? I really don't care, it's the people outside prison benefitting from it that count :slby:
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 8:43 pm
    I was pleased to see that the netting was able to support so much weight!
  • SWM5436Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:43 pm
    IMO
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
    Amazing the netting didn't just collapse, how did it stay in place?? :sltgn:
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
    Yeah I saw that video from Hull prison... Looked brutal but it didn't last long. Kudos to the staff there
  • TwistiesWed Jan 17, 2018 8:41 pm
    Yes have seen that one Celtic, thanks for link Falknor
  • MoredreadWed Jan 17, 2018 8:41 pm
    I kind of agree Falk, but how many people in prison really benefit from it? Those serving short sentences won't get the help required because they're not there long enough for that help to be of benefit. Its those with longer sentences that benefit the most taking it the staff and support are there
  • falkorWed Jan 17, 2018 8:40 pm
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