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'I'd never seen a lawnmower... it's hard to get a job when you have a criminal record'

Alpha Housing has joined forces with grounds maintenance firm Outwork to give people serving sentences in the criminal justice system the chance of a fresh start

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Joint effort: right, Cameron Watt of Alpha Housing, Lowry Court resident Tom Morgan, and Richard Good of Outwork, at Lowry Court in south Belfast

Joint effort: right, Cameron Watt of Alpha Housing, Lowry Court resident Tom Morgan, and Richard Good of Outwork, at Lowry Court in south Belfast

Aaron McReynolds and Richard Good planting trees

Aaron McReynolds and Richard Good planting trees

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Joint effort: right, Cameron Watt of Alpha Housing, Lowry Court resident Tom Morgan, and Richard Good of Outwork, at Lowry Court in south Belfast

It was a strange feeling coming out of prison, Aaron McReynolds says.

The south Belfast father-of-four (23) remembers what it was like walking around town after completing a 15-month sentence, and how determined he was not to return to his old ways.


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