Prisoner Helps Peers. HACRO recognizes a serving prisoner who has helped other prisoners change their lives.
At their recent Achievement Awards, HACRO recognized a serving prisoner at HMP The Mount with the full support of the prison Governor.
The man, who must remain anonymous for obvious reasons, is a respected member of the Health & Wellbeing Champions, a group of prisoners who volunteer to give health and wellbeing guidance and support to individual prisoners and groups. They encourage prisoners to make health improvements supporting their decisions to turn over a new leaf and helping them achieve their goals.
This individual has gone “above and beyond” in this work helping other prisoners make positive changes in their lives. This, in turn, has helped him develop his communication and interpersonal skills and to make positive and pro-social changes in his own life. He is polite. He is respected. He is motivated to make a difference and give something back, not simply for his own sake but to make a positive influence on those around him.
It is people like this who enable rehabilitation work inside the Mount prison to be developed to its full potential.
Governor of HMP The Mount Kevin Leggett added, “I was very happy to attend the event and accept the award on this man’s behalf. I am pleased that his efforts to help others in a very positive way have been recognised by HACRO.”
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