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On Probation

Reflections on the turnaround series

Russell Webster looks back at 18 stories of people who have left prison behind to forge new and successful careers in the criminal justice system.

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Imran’s story: My full circle

In this episode of turnaround, Imran Shabbir talks about how he turned his life around after prison sentences, not once but twice.

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Richie’s story: fixing the system

In the latest turnaround story, Richie Ellis of User Voice talks about how a conversation with a fellow lifer sent him on a positive track to help others.

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Natalie’s story: from case to caseworker

Natalie Atkinson tells how her experiences in  care and custody have informed her work with vulnerable young people in contact with the justice system.

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Debbie’s story: from cleaner to CEO

Prison officers said all Debbie Cox could aspire to on release was to be a cleaner, but she founded her own business and is now a team leader for User Voice.

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LJ Flanders’ story: Beyond Cell workout

LJ Flanders tells the story of his phenomenally successful Cell Workout programme and how he’s gone on to train prisoners’ minds as well as their bodies.


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