Derrick Mason has been involved with the Principles since 2017, where it made a profound impact on his life whilst serving a prison sentence. He was impacted by the truth and simplicity within the Sydney Bank’s literature, as well as the love and trust of Jacqueline Hollows and the Beyond Recovery team; where he got a true glimpse of himself enabling him to have a better understanding of others and see the love and innocence in us all; and it is because of this, Derrick was able to see the true potential within himself, which had only ever been limited by his own thinking.
Derrick was released from prison in August 2018, where he found the Principles still played its part in impacting his life and which led him to reconnect with the Beyond Recovery team. This gave him the opportunity to be a guest speaker at his first 3PUK conference for Beyond Recovery.
In November 2019, Derrick started working with Beyond Recovery helping to facilitate the hugely successful Knife Crime Prevention Program in HMP Nottingham in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit. He has also helped Beyond Recovery devise a remote 3Principles based curriculum Self Study Pack for HMP residents and he also runs a Virtual Impact Program in the community .
In 2020 Derrick was made a Director of Beyond Recovery and Co-founded Beyond Truth. Derrick very much believes in sharing the principles from the heart and is always open to “seeing something new in the moment” and opening the door to a level of understanding of love that he thinks can change the world.