Diary - sympathy for prison officers

Out early into the park. Always amuses me to see cyclists roaring down the tracks rather than in their specially built cycle-ways. A friendly gesture that they are in the wrong place normally ends in abuse. Oh, well! Spent most of the morning working on a follow-up to my meeting with prisons' minister Robert Buckland. The Deputy Governor of HMP YOI, Dave Daddow, and I had raised several issues with him and I was keen to follow these through. The meeting with Mr Buckland was in confidence.