Monday, March 21, 2011
The recent events regarding my non-transfer to Open prison, my hunger strike and your incredible efforts on my behalf have highlighted my singular, blessed, position.
All that differentiates my experience at the hands of the prison service from that of my peers is that I have the advantage of a loud voice - and an audience that is listening!
The malevolence, the incompetence, and the sheer stupidity of prison policies and practices are weights under which 85,000 others labour on a daily basis. You tend to hear only my experience, but should your attention alight upon any of the thousands of other prisoners then you would be equally disturbed or outraged.
I thank you for your efforts, your patience and your attention. You all mean far more than I could ever express. But please, think of the others? And maybe pop along to the excellent people over at the prisonersfamiliesvoices blog http://prisonersfamiliesvoices.blogspot.com/
and lend your energies to them? Just remember to come back here afterwards!