Tag Archives: prison

A PhD bigamist (Rousse)

I married one of my PhD students in a secret ceremony. Indeed it was so secret that I didn’t even attend the wedding. Several years later I was finally facing up to this misdemenour. Soon I would confess all to … Continue reading

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Violence on the buses (Rousse)

ECM and I were travelling south along the east coast train line. I was heading to a conference in Kent, and she was accompanying me part of the way. It was only when ECM left the train that I realised … Continue reading

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Innovative prison security solution (Rousse)

K was going to be locked up in prison for another two weeks at least, awaiting trial for her assault on S. It took three hours to travel the long distance to visit her. Even after that, I was not … Continue reading

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Imprisoned by the Taliban (Rousse)

The pilot instructed the air stewards to set the alarm, and explain its function to the passengers. My response to the news that we were under attack was to send a farewell text to my parents – just in case. … Continue reading

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Drug gang member set free on religious grounds (Rousse)

I fell in with a criminal gang. I didn’t know the exact nature of its activities, but guessed at drug dealing and associated violence. When the police picked them up, I was taken to prison too. I was appalled by … Continue reading

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A cell in a cell (Rousse)

The prison population was growing. Even I was now a member. Each day I handed my mobile phone over for recharging so that I would at least have some entertainment in my cell.

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Prison work (Belle)

It was my first day of work at the prison and I was half way through the induction process.  Standing on a balcony watching the prisoners socialising and playing snooker, I tried to make sense of the colour-coded prison outfits.  … Continue reading

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