"In prison normal rules no longer apply, once you understand the rules and the way of life, the easier life becomes. It is just about coming to terms with a new way of existence."
“As we approached the day of sentencing for my father, we felt lost and helpless about how to prepare for the possibility of a custodial sentence. We searched the Internet for advice on what he should pack in his bag and also about what he and the family could expect for the first few days and weeks. Everything we read either conflicted or was dated. Throughout the court process, we had been well supported by our solicitor and barrister but now we felt very alone.
During one of our internet searches, we found Prison Consultants and it appeared they could offer all of the advice and guidance we were looking for. We quickly arranged an appointment and Steve Dagworthy came out to my father's house to meet with us.
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******** was granted his cat D about a week after you had received a reply from the head of offender management. I would like to extend my gratitude on behalf of my entire family for the work you put in on his case. Thank you.Member of clients family
Prison Consultants was founded on principle and as a direct response to need experienced by a former prisoner. Prison Consultants aim, at one and the same time to prepare clients, and the families of the accused, for the stress and anxiety of the trial process from the time of arrest until there is an outcome. In the event of conviction Prison Consultants helps prisoners effectively manage their time in custody in a positive and meaningful way. Prison Consultants help focus their clients to protect their interests and remove as many of the psychological impediments and other hurdles that exist when individuals, especially first time offenders, are subjected to the rigours and the unfamiliarity of Court.Charles Benson QC. Benson Ingram Law LLP.
I warmly welcome this innovative new service which aims to help those facing the grim reality of prison with coping mechanisms for life inside. With its unique specialist knowledge its advice and support will lessen the pain of imprisonment for inmates and their families. Read more testimonials hereMalcolm Bishop QC, Ely Place Chambers.
……... Nice to have someone who I feel is on my side and can fully see the seriousness and effect this is and will have on me. It was really good to meet you and you provide a great and valuable service, so am pleased I made the phone call and met with you……………….
Received from a client pre trial
Please don't think me a pest... I just want to say how refreshing it is to talk to someone who truly understands. Although i have some help from family and friends no one really 'gets it' and without **** I am very much on my own. You have truly helped me today.
Received from a Client pre sentencing
……Thank you for your time yesterday. I have to admit that I was quite sceptical before the meeting, but I was entirely wrong. The level of information and guidance that you have been able to provide us is invaluable, not only for myself, but this has also given an enormous amount of relief to my wife who now has a much better understanding of the situation and the process.
I certainly feel much better prepared than I was.
Very best regards.
Received from a Client pre sentencing
Informing a client that a prison sentence is inevitable is much like a doctor telling a patient that he has cancer. It is the fear of the unknown, the process and the journey that preys on the mind. This much needed and laudable venture aims to ease the pain and anxiety considerably and deserves the support of everyone working in the criminal justice system.
Steven Barker, criminal defence solicitor and partner in Barker Gillette LLP.