Life After Prison

Life After Prison

A podcast for anyone who has spent time in prison or is close to someone who has. Featuring incredible stories from people who've been inside, plus advice and support for those recently released. Follow us on instagram and twitter @afterprisonpod

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July 11, 2024 50 mins

Zak and Jules catch up with comedian, Nabil Abdulrashid as he drops in to the studio in the midst of his Purple Pill tour. Nabil chats to Zak and Jules about arriving fr...

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When you first get out of jail, managing your finances can be tricky, even opening a bank account can be difficult. Clean Slate is an organisation that helps people with th...

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Zak and Jules are continuing to chew over the massive subject of relationships when one or other of the people in...

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This week on Life After Prison we’re throwing it back to a really important episode about building your confidence up again when you've been inside. Whether it’s navigating...

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In this episode, Zak and Jules sit down with Ian Thomas to talk about his experience of the care system, and his journey from care to addiction, pri...

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This week we're throwing it back to a really useful episode about managing your health once you have left prison. Kate Morrissey from NHS England joins us to explain how to register with a GP, talk about the NHS Reconnect service and how to access it and provides information about where else you can go for support for different healthcare needs. 

Zak and Jules hear from listeners who have partners in prison and talk about how tricky it can be when your loved one is behind the door. Read more

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In this episode, Jules and Zak are joined by Wendy Robinson from CALM to talk about taking care of your mental health after you leave prison. We talk about how challenging it is when you first come out, and how reality can be different to what you expected. Wendy talks about how normal it is to struggle with your mental health after prison and the different ways you can ge...

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Steve Gallant was serving a life sentence for murder when he made headlines for tackling a terrorist on London Bridge. In part one of their conversation with Steve, Zak and Jules hear all about the events that happened on that dramatic day on London Bridge in 2019, and how it led to Steve receiving the Queen’s gallantry me...

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Continuing or starting education after leaving prison can be a challenge. Here, Scott from the Shannon Trust chats to Zak and Jules about the importance of education, what the challenges might be when you leave prison, and what options are out there after jail. 

Organisations mentioned: Shannon Trust – 

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Zak and Jules answer all your burning questions about prison and beyond. They tackle questions about what they would change about the prison system, and also break down the subject of what they spent time in prison for themselves. Zak and Jules also get stuck into some jail based dilemmas that...

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Jon from Humankind joins Zak and Jules to discuss the challenges around continuing, or starting, your Recovery journey after prison. We discuss the importance of reaching out f...

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Ben Jones and Steve Girling both spent time in prison as a result of gambling. In part 1 of this interview they talk to Zak and Jules about how their gambling addiction led them to stealing money from their employers and ending up in jail.  Almost a quarter of people in prison have reported having a gambling problem. Ben and Steve present the National Prison Radio show about gambling harm Hold or Fold offering advice a...

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In this series of Getting Out, we’re focusing on your questions about housing. In this episode, Jules spoke to Louis who came out on HDC and is now finding it difficult to find suitable housing. Clara i...

Zak and Jules talk about the issues around relationships when a loved one is locked up in jail and the impact on those relationships once you get out. Before that they answer your questions about jail. 

This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube.

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  • Sussex Prisoners ...

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In this series of Getting Out, we’re going to be focusing on your questions about housing. In this episode, we’re revisiting a previous episode where Jules and Zak spoke to Heidi Trott from Shelter to discuss the housing options available if you've recently left prison.

Useful organisations:

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David Navarro is a TV Producer, presenter and filmmaker. He started the successful Youtube Channel, Delinquent Nation from prison. David spent almost a decade in prison in his 20s. Here he talks to Zak and Jules about his time inside, and how he qualified for the Olympics when he was a teenager but chose the road life instead. 

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February 22, 2024 41 mins

Our brand new series of Life After Prison starts next week, but in the meantime, Zak has been going back through some of his favourite episodes from the vaults. 

In this episode from series 1, Tassie joins Zak and Jules to talk about her journey through the Criminal Justice System, from entering as a YO and becoming homeless at a young age, Tassie reflects on the life that...

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February 15, 2024 45 mins

Life After Prison will be back in a few weeks with a brand new series, but in the meantime Zak has been digging in the crates to bring you some of his favourite episodes from Season 1. In this episode Zak and Jules are joined by CEO, radio producer, presenter and DJ Anthony Olanipekun who left prison and founded music platform Soul Surge. Tony opens up about his life befor...

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Before we return with the brand new series of Life After Prison, Zak has been digging in the vaults for some of his favourite epsiodes from series 1.

This was one of our very first epiosdes, where Zak and Jules share their stories and explain how they ended up where they are today as the hosts of the Life ...

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