While we celebrate the heroes in our NHS at this time, don’t forget the #HiddenHeroes working on in prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice services.

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People in prison

Berwyn x1

I’d just like to say thank you to the officers on my wing for doing an excellent job at this difficult time, and to the nurses in Healthcare for putting themselves in danger to look after us. Thank you very much
From: A Prisoner, Berwyn

Belmarsh

I’d like to thank all Belmarsh officers, governors for standing by us, keeping us going. I’d like to really thank you from all the prisoners in Belmarsh, people don’t do it enough but thank you, and God be with you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Belmarsh

Berwyn x2

Hat off to all members of staff for not forgetting about us in these hard times when they could be with family, many thanks and you are appreciated.
From: A Prisoner, Berwyn

#HiddenHeroes message of support from D.A., HMP Ashfield

Thank you all staff, from those who have made sure we got our canteen, finance, so we can get paid weekly, and to all management and PCO’s who are keeping us safe. I will be banging my door every Thursday, along with everyone else, to show appreciation for all who are working to keep us safe.
[via Inside Time]
From: D.A., HMP Ashfield

Brixton prisoner

A poem by one of the men at HMP Brixton:
“Let’s give thanks to our officers
They feel the pressure too
But still they risk their own lives
To be here for me and you”
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From: Anon, HMP Brixton

Elmley x

I know we’re all struggling now, locked up in our cell, I just wanna thank all the staff, all the healthcare system, they’d doing a lot for us right now, risking their own lives, respect to all of them.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Elmley

Anonymous prisoner

This is to all you heroes out there working hard, trying to benefit all these people out here that need your help. Keep doing what you’re doing, I think it’s great. I think you’re amazing, god bless you all.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner

Woodhill 2

I’d like to thank all the NHS workers and all the prison officers for all the great work they’re doing in HMP Woodhill and Swaleside. Thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Woodhill

Northumberland 3

I just wanna say a big thanks to all the staff who is working here and making sure that we’re still getting out of our cells on time and having time out on the exercise yard and out in the kiosks – so I just wanna say a big thanks to them.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Northumberland

New Hall

I am proud of our heroes. I am so proud and grateful for you all. Keep up the good work and stay safe. Thank you for what you do for the people. Take care.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP New Hall

Lindholme

I’d just like to say thank you to all the healthcare workers and members of staff that are still coming into work even though it’s dangerous and to the National Health Service. Thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Lindholme

Bullingdon

I just wanna say thank you to all the staff who could be at home with their families now but instead they choose to come in and make sure we get our exercise and facilities, you’re doing a great job so thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Bullingdon

High Down 2

I just want to say something to HMP staff, Her Majesty’s High Down prison staff, they’re doing a brilliant job during this coronavirus. I just wanna say a massive thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP High Down

Brinsford 2

Hello I’d just like to give a big shoutout to all the NHS staff outside and all the staff inside Brinsford at Care UK. I’d like to say thank you for all that you’re doing, you’re doing a great job thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Brinsford

Low Newton nurses

“To all the nurses, pharmacists, to you all,
You’s are amazing
Thank you for all your hard work
We appreciate all wot you’s are doing to protect us
You’s are our superheros”
From: C/D wings, Low Newton

The Mount

I’d ike to say thank you to all the NHS workers and all the prison staff. It is hard at times like this. My heart goes out to you all. If it wasn’t for you lot we wouldn’t survive. Thank you so much I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP The Mount

Foston Hall

A big shout out to all the people looking after people in the jails that are sick with covid 19. Thanks to the NHS too!
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Foston Hall

High Down

I’d just like to say basically I’m thankful for all the prison officers on houseblock 3. They’re always here to help, they always try to support. I’m just thankful for them at this time on this journey. Stay bless and thanks.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP High Down

Northumberland x2

I just wanna give a massive shoutout to all the NHS staff in Northumberland, they’re doing a brilliant job, risking their lives to save others, the same as others in the UK.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Northumberland

Pentonville

I’d just like to say thanks to all the staff and all the medical staff for coming in and looking after us. They’re coming in, they’ve got their own families, they don’t have to do it but they do. Thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Pentonville

Manchester

I just wanna say that the staff here are doing a great job, they’re fully supporting us, giving us extra TV channels, making sure we’re socially distancing, giving us extra food packs. They’re really deserve a shoutout. They’ve got families, they’re so compassionate to us. I just wanted to say a big thank you from all of the boys to the staff. Thank you very much.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Manchester

Northumberland 2

I’d like to thank all the staff, chapliancy, Junction 42 and healthcare especially Mr X for bravely coming to work when he’s not long had a child of his own, showing amazing support. God bless the prison service, thanks.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Northumberland

#HiddenHeroes message of support from A Prisoner, HMP Bristol

I'd just like to thank all the staff in Bristol for all their help with me being out of hospital for a week and the hard job they're up against at the minute but they were their with full support. I'd like to thank them and the NHS and everybody else that's fighting through these hard times. Cheers
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Bristol

Durham

I wanna big shoutout on C wing, that’s where I am and a massive thanks to all the staff and all the nurses. You’re the best, thanks.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Durham

Low Newton x

Thank you to all the NHS workers, I appreciate all the work you’re doing. Thank you to all the staff at Low Newton that are coming in.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Low Newton

The Mount x

I’d like to say hello an keep up the good work to all the prison staff who are working diligently. Thank you for supporting us on the lockdown and seeing that we get our little bit of exercise, it is much appreciated that they’re coming in on a daily basis. Everybody else is getting mentioned in society and it is a hidden job that often goes without recognition.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP The Mount

Woodhill

Big thank you to the NHS for helping the public and helping the prisoners. And thank you to the HMP Woodhill staff. Thank you for helping us through this time. It’s going to get better. Heads up chest out. Keep on going. Spread the love.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Woodhill

A Prisoner, Doncaster

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the NHS staff out there right now doing an amazing job supporting us and the Care UK for doing such an amazing job inside the prison. I’d like to say thank you to all the prison staff and everyone else, all the workers, all the cleaners, kitchen staff, everyone is doing an amazing job.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Doncaster

Styal

To all the hidden heroes looking after every inmate in all the prisons. Stay strong, we’ll get through this together. Thanks.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Styal

The Mount x2

I’d like to request you make a special dedication to all the staff working hard and diligently in HMP The Mount, especially the wellbeing wing.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, The Mount

A Prisoner, HMYOI Brinsford

A massive thank you to all the staff at HMP Brinsford, everyone is going through a tough time with this coronavirus. It’s a tough time for all of us but if we work together with the staff and then hopefully we can get back to normal. Thank you to NHS workers who are working 24/7, it’s brilliant what they’re doing. Thanks to all the prison officers as well. Thanks for doing an amazing job and supporting us. Thank you.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMYOI Brinsford

Hindley

I just want to leave a message for all the staff on D wing in Hindley. These people are definitely hidden heroes and cannot do enough for us. Also the governors and nurses you can’t forget them. They are my hidden heroes.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Hindley

Swaleside 2

I would like to give a shout out to all the heroes who are working through this difficult time.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Swaleside

Forest Bank

I’d like to do a huge shout out to all the staff in all the prisons who are working their absolute socks off at the moment during this difficult time.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Forest Bank

Scrubs

I want to thanks all the prison staff and all the NHS staff for doing a brilliant job. Keep up the good work!
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Leeds

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the prison staff for coming to work, especially durign this time even on A wing in Leeds. So we are getting out our cells and getting showers and aren’t banged up all day. So a massive thank you to them – prison staff members across the system.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Leeds

A Prisoner, Garth

Big shoutout to all the staff here at Garth for their amazing work they’re doing both NHS and disciplinary. It’s a shame that this isn’t being voiced on the mainstream headlines, they’re doing just as good a job as mainstream workers. Then my second one is for the governor here who’s doing their best to keep everyone occupied, keep family ties and that. So yeah, massive shoutout to everyone here.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Garth

New Hall

I would like to thank all the heroes that work in all the prisons and I would also like to thank the NHS for doing a brilliant, fantastic job with this coronavirus that’s going round. I am proud of both parties and I would like to thank them for their support, thank you so very much.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMPNew Hall

Swaleside 1

I’d like to leave a message of thanks and respect for all those coming into prison and helping us in this difficult time and all those nurses and doctors in the NHS putting themselves at risk. We wouldn’t be able to survive in here without those prison officers so I owe them a massive debt and respect.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Swaleside

Preston

I’d just like to give a big shoutout and say thank you to the staff for looking after us in the best way they can. They come in from outisde from their loved ones and they put everything into the job.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Preston

Wanno 1

I’ve gotta send a shoutout to all the people that work in the Pathways to Recovery, each and every single one of them, they do nothing but help people; and each and every single person that works for the NHS. The way this pandemic is rolling they’re just doing nothing but love.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Wandsworth

Bronzefield

I’d like to leave a message for all the officers that have assisted us at this time, they come to work even though they know the risks and I respect them for that and I thank them.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Bronzefield

Northumberland 4

I’d like to put a message of support for all the chapliancy team. They’re working really hard to bring people the books with all the services on and all the people who have different faiths. So a big bigup for the chaplicany team.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Northumberland

Dovegate prisoner

From a letter to the Governor of HMP Dovegate from one of the men: “A massive thank you to you all, with the height of respect to you all, we stand to attention and salute you”
From: Anon, HMP Dovegate

Brinsford

A little message for the hidden heroes in the jail, yeah man well done to you. That’s it really.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Brinsford

Humber x

Thank you to the staff at HMP Humber, I appreciate everything they’re doing for us, I wanna thank the lads for their co-operation and basically thank the NHS, they’re doing a brilliant job, we couldn’t do this without them.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Humber

Styal

Can you put a shoutout to all the nurses and officers, thank you for all your health and support for keeping us in routine. If they weren’t doing their work it would have been worse.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Styal

Bullingdon x

Just to say thanks to the prison staff, they probably saved me from death, they’re one in a million, we’re thinking of them, hard time. Thanks.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Bullingdon

Wealstun

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff at HMP Wealstun that are keeping us safe day in, day out, coming into work as keyworkers and making sure we get out of our cells for daily exercise and a shower.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Wealstun

Northumberland 1

Thank you to all the staff and nurses working on houseblock 3, thank you for the support on bang up and giving us private cash £5 so we can keep in touch with families and thank you very much.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Northumberland

Durham x

Big shoutout to staff and a big shoutout to all the NHS workers
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Durham

Notts x

Shoutout to everyone in HMP Nottingham, all the healthcare team and the staff during this lockdown – shoulder to shoulder
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Nottingham

Brixton x

I wanna appreciate all the NHS workers that’s here. I wanna appreciate all the officers that’s working, all the staff that could be at home with their families. We know that they don’t have to be here, but they are. God bless them.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Brixton

Swaleside x

Massive massive thank you for every NHS worker in HMP Swaleside looking after all of us, you are the beating heart of this prison. Thank you for waking up, coming to work and looking after us all, you really do deserve the best in life.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Swaleside

Hindley

I would like to give a shoutout to all the NHs staff that are working in our prisons to keep us fit and healthy, they’d doing a fantastic job and they deserve praise – they go out of their way to make sure everyone is fit and well. Thank you to NHS inside and outside.
[via National Prison Radio]
From: A Prisoner, HMP Hindley