Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Young people fixing drink and drugs
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Jazz

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Name: Jazz Gill
Age: 24
Location: Yorkshire
Campaign: Jazz knows what prison life is really like after spending 18 months behind bars.

I was convicted of assault and sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison after I attacked someone after a drinking binge with my mates.


I was already taking the wrong path in life (after being expelled 21 times from school I didn’t exactly have the best start) so in my teens drinking with my mates was something I did regularly to help make me feel better. This one particular day, like usual, me and my mates decided to go down to the local nightclub. With so much alcohol already in our system we still carried on drinking – pints, shots...the list goes on. It was soon after this when I flipped.



The next morning I woke up in a prison cell with the worst hangover of my life. It didn’t just go away like any normal hangover, my nightmare continued for the next 18 month whilst I was behind bars. 


It felt like a lifetime but eventually I was released but with a criminal record and no prospects. Since being released I’ve had to work so hard at turning my life around and all for one stupid alcohol fuelled mistake. 

I wasted 483 days of my life in prison. Think about what you could be doing in that time.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. Young People Fixing Drink and Drugs works in partnership with Groundwork UK and The Children's Society and is funded by the Home Offices Choices programme.
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