2017 – 5 – transfer
I’ve made an application to get a transfer to a Scottish prison. Any where in Scotland is going to be closer for my Mother to visit. Nearly 14 years of having to travel
hundreds of miles just for a visit lasting only 1 ½ hours.
I had previously put off making the application as I am on the doorstep of my appeal solicitor, and I didn’t think I’d still be in prison. I regret not making the application several years ago.
I did spend 6 weeks or so, in HMP Edinburgh on accumulated visits in 2010. The food was awful but I had the most beautiful view of a snow topped mountain; usually your view is of another brick building or metal roof.
As I meet all the criteria, I’m hopeful. However, it probably will not happen until the end of the year at the earliest. I’ll keep you posted on developments.
Be happy, be safe.
Graham Coutts, 15th January 2017