The first weeks are over, you’re starting to get used to the routine, and the main portion of your prison sentence stretches out in front of you. Security classification, allocation to another prison, offending behaviour courses, offender supervisors, EDR, parole, exercise, canteen, visits, letters and phone calls, disciplinary processes, risk assessments and much more – there is a mammoth amount of bewildering information for new inmates to come to terms with – but not you. As part of your Sentence Management Programme all of this will have been expected and planned for.

You’ll know what prisoners to make friends with and which to avoid like the plague, you’ll be focused on getting through your sentence as quickly and painlessly as possible, reducing your reoffending risk, lowering your security categorisation and moving towards open prison conditions with their town visits, outside work opportunities and even home leaves.