Prisoners are leaving the system with a harder mindset than they had going in, says The Spinoff, and change is urgently needed. A new podcast aims to be the first step in a process to change the way we view the system. Now a criminology student at Victoria University, ex-prisoner Tommy Doran says the characteristics he developed to eventually recover from drug and alcohol addiction and to stop committing crime – honesty, vulnerability, openness – were the exact traits rejected within the current prison system.