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Chris

Chris

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Arnie

Arnie

‘Scared, nervous, depressed, with severe anxiety, lonely and lost.’ That’s how Arnie* would have described himself when he came to Yellow Ribbon. His whole world was a mess. He had been sleeping rough after being kicked out by his partner. He was anxious about going to live in Yellow Ribbon accommodation; he somehow expected a…

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Simon

Simon

Simon served 20 years in prison. On his release Simon lacked confidence, he had low self-esteem and found it difficult to trust others. He was worried about how he would find a job with a criminal record, life on the outside was going to be difficult. Simon was referred to Yellow Ribbon, and became a…

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Finn

Finn

‘Where I’m from, people bring you down. When they see you’re up, they want to bring you down. Now my family is proud of me.’ Three months ago, Finn* came to Yellow Ribbon directly from prison. The prison chaplain gave him a leaflet about us and he met Mark, the Yellow Ribbon chaplain, shortly before…

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We are a Christian charity supporting ex-offenders on release from prison in the West Midlands.