Many prisoners are homeless after release but former inmate and probation worker want to fix that.

Darryn Frost and Steve Gallant are still dealing with the trauma of tackling a terrorist at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, in 2019.

Gallant, 47, who was on day release from prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder, helped fend off the attacker alongside Frost, 43, a probation worker who had grabbed a 1.5-metre long narwhal tusk as a weapon.

Although they are still coping with the mental toll, they are now channelling their shared experiences from opposite ends of the prison system to create something positive – a first of its kind facility to house recently released prisoners and support them back into society.

“I just want people to realise that people in prison have value, they don’t always have to be a societal burden,” said Frost. “We’re both still suffering from trauma – I have issues with memory and concentration – but we want to start a movement, shift the dialogue.”

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