For the first part of my working life I was a qualified librarian and was part of the Social and Cultural Work team of The Department of Justice. I worked in several prisons for twelve years. Apart from working in the library in these prisons, some of my other tasks included teaching music and organising cultural activities. These years had a positive impact on my development. I learned many social skills, most importantly to respect every human being for what he/she is. I learned to see the real person behind the mask of criminality and addiction.