See The Sun - By Prisoner Ben Gunn

Comparing prisons is always an individual process, best avoided. But my initial impression is that Erlestoke is far larger than Shepton and strictly regulated.

It is so good to have a window large enough to allow sunlight through, and there are acres of grass and trees. So different from the dark, tarmac claustrophobia of Shepton.

There are vast swathes of bang-up; along with the controlled movement this makes me wonder if the management are afraid of disorder. They forget that central to good order is treating us decently, and that increasing control measures can itself provoke disorder.

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