Why has serial offender Terry Ellis swapped a life of crime to go straight? | Matilda Munro

A stint at the UK’s only therapeutic prison, Grendon, put this criminal in touch with his feelings. It’s allowed him to set up a business to help others leaving jail

On release from Spring Hill prison last January, Terry Ellis was given a small blue tent to live in. “They actually said, as long as you give us the postcode of the bench you’re going to stay on tonight, that’s all your probation officer needs.” 

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They break you down. There is a lot of soul-searching. All the stuff that you’ve been normalising since you were a kid

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