Ex-HMYOI Deerbolt inmate from Bolton turns life around thanks to embroidery

A YOUNG entrepreneur has spoken about how embroidery has helped him turn his life around — after spending time in prison. Now aged 22, Javed Ali spent from January, 2014, to July, 2016, behind bars after being convicted of a blackmail offence. He spent most of his time inside at a young offenders’ institute, HMYOI Deerbolt, where he was given work in a print workshop and was paid £8 per week.Mr Ali, of Deane Road, said he wanted people to “say good thing about me “ and decided it was time to make big changes.

COMMENT: Well done Javed! We wish you all the best in your new venture.