The first time I went to Holloway Prison was many, many years ago. It was a surprise! I never imagined prison to be like that, I thought it would be like you see in films. The officers were warm and supportive on C1 and that made it all so much easier, although I was very distressed.

I had a brilliant prison visitor who used to come and see me on the wing.

Over the years Holloway has been like a refuge to me - sleeping in doorways was tough. When it was freezing and there was snow on the ground, I would never have survived outside.

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