This blog was a year ago, and still relevant to death in our prisons
“There were times in my life, when I was going insane, trying to get through, the pain…” Lyrics from “Amazing” by Aerosmith. My pain was not only what I’d done to myself but to those close to me and the potential victims caused by the drug trade. I was caught and in an ironic way it saved me from my own addiction. My legal advice was that I should not mention my own addiction during my trial. I’d only get a couple of years now under new sentencing guidelines. I’ve never complained once about my 12yr sentence for attempting to import 1.1kg of cocaine into the UK.
My pain, after a weak suicide attempt, was alleviated by another prisoner who became my friend and mentor. Met a few like minded people on my journey through the prison system and I eventually ended up being a mentor, classroom assistant, teacher of…
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