Devastated to learn that HMP Holloway will be closing. My heart is breaking for the 100's of staff who's lives are about to change and for the 500+ women who will be losing what they sadly consider home. Holloway may be a prison but for most women it is a sanctuary from this barbaric world and lives others cannot begin to imagine. Lives filled with pain, rejection, rape, violence and suffering to which substance misuse and crime are symptoms, not causes. I feel honoured to have work with such amazing women, survivors before anything else and so sad that soon I will never be able to be touched, motivated and inspired in such a unique environment again
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