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Postcript to Birmingham Prison Failure

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Why not introduce eastern philosophies which revolve around the mind and body as instruments, such as Tai Chi and yoga?

Currently Prison Officers will not enter certain wings of the prison as they fear being overcome by wafting drugs.

The new management from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) could import masters of the arts, so that prisoners may learn the mindset behind them.

Give prisoners a reward for taking the classes, in kind or monetary, whatever you feel best. Be generous and show weaker prisoners and frightened Prison Officers that you (the new management) have their backs and will be calming the drug-fuelled situation as soon as possible.

A net over exposed parts of the prison to catch drugs?

A patrolled perimeter with dogs behind a high chain-wire fence.?

A policy of shooting down all drones or send your own drones to patrol the perimeter.

It appears that they need non-drug fuelled activity. Of course you may need three zones of sectioning prisoners who are coming off drugs.

The MoJ has been watching the prison for months. Now it has hit the press. Expect frequent updates blaming whoever they can find, or ask them to respect your work.

Good luck.

LucyLou

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Natural Aggressive Instincts Should Be Allowed via Karate and Tai Chi in Prisons

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Boxing should be introduced or maintained in prisons. It gives man’s natural aggression an outlet, both in participating and in watching it. News Online says that a Review has been flatly refused. Maybe that is because no MP has ever boxed, has never had to defend himself or herself physically, or who does not understand the need of outlets for controllable aggression.

The ban on Tai Chi is plain wrong. It can be taught as mind and body discipline with slow movements exercising muscles. There is another side to it as a martial art, yet that is a choice, to attend a particular type of class. It helps the mind and the body.

Karate is a martial art, yet it is also discipline for the mind and body. It helps our young men walk confidently in a busy street and it is there as a last resort. The first lesson of Karate is to run away. Only if that is impossible, should they stand and fight. Discipline of the mind can set a soul free; it sounds whimsical, yet how many women do kickboxing? It should be offered to men as well.

A man’s self-esteem increases when he knows that he can defend himself. It is right that it would reduce mindless violence, as more men would be able to defend themselves.

Children, often boys, exhibit the hunter-gatherer response, are labelled as ADHD (Attention Deficiency Disorder) and put onto Ritalin to curb it and keep classes manageable. But what of the child who has natural energy and wants to expel it? It worth noting that the private education sector never banned competitive sports. It should be brought back into the state school curriculum. Maybe the do-gooders would feel better if Sports Day was a subject and competition could be discussed among the children.  It is alright to want to win. Actually, by Year 6, they are naturally competitive. What is not understood by parents is why natural instincts are condemned.

Is there someone who could discuss martial arts with MP’s?

www.englishkaratefederation.com

Have a good week

LucyLou

 

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