Eleanor Fellowes worked in the Probation Service for seven years, two of which she spent working in HMP Wandsworth. She is now training in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Since leaving, she teaches and consults to prison, probation and forensic mental health staff. She specialises in psychoanalytic approaches to violence, personality disorder and organisational health. Her writing has appeared in the London Review of Books. She is currently working on a book about the prison system which will be published by Profile Books.