I have just formally applied to have my word processor in my possession in order to continue my Ph.D. research. The Governor responded with a lifeless, bureaucratic "not approved".
With that reasoned explanation, he has rung the death knell on my research and my rehabilitation. Just a couple of words to trash my future employment choices, 3 years of work, and the money that you donated towards my fees.
Such is he nature of the rehabilitation ideal in the modern prisoner service. It has led to a plague of very nice notices, but the reality is a sick joke.