Probation Journal volume 23, issue 1, P15-16 1976 DOI: 10.1177/026455057602300105 View full text
Arlette Mason

Abstract: I HAVE been working since March 1973 in the hospital wing of Brixton Prison on Thursday afternoons. For the rest of the week I work in a local probation office.The men I have seen in the hospital wing at Brixton have been exclusively men awaiting trial on charges of murder or manslaughter.Overall, I have found my work at Brixton to be more effective than my work as a probation officer outside. By this I mean that most of the men on remand seem to have found my support to be of some value emotionally, whereas …

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