All posts by Gordon

2017-59-14 Years

14 Years Hello friend, There are a number of distressing anniversaries around March and April. Tomorrow will be 14 years from when I was arrested. Bar a couple of nights in between the first and second arrest, that will be 14 years in prison. I’ mindful of how difficult this period must be for other
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2017-57-My Birthday

My Birthday Hello friend, I just wanted to wish myself a happy birthday. So, happy birthday Graham. Aw, thank you, I didn’t think you’d remember; did you get me anything? I got a little birthday feast. How sweet of you. I’m 49, by the way. I know what you’re thinking: I don’t believe it. You
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2017-55-Band Night

Band Night Hello friend, Another consequence of the arts project debacle is that my heart is now not into playing my music; so, I have stepped down from the prison band collective. Be happy, be safe (don’t get depressed: make decisions that will change your life for the better). Graham Coutts, 23rd April 2017

2017-54-Print Shop

Print Shop Hello friend, At the beginning of the year I was made a ‘production key worker’. I was told that I would get paid an extra £3 per week. This did not happen. Because of this and the involvement of certain parties who are connected to the Print Shop blocking me from doing any
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2017-52-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, Where to start, where to start? It certainly has been an interesting week. So, by this week’s rehearsal I still hadn’t had a reply from the No. 1 Governor and no-one had come to discuss the various issues. I took the decision to pull the plug on the whole project. The
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2017-51-Stopped Mail

Stopped Mail Hello friend, Last year I was contacted by a university lecturer in criminology. He was conducting an academic project into life sentenced prisoners. We exchanged a few letters without issue. However, in August, 2 of his letters to me were stopped by Security and withheld. Their reason was that he did not have
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2017-50-Telephone

Telephone Hello friend, The telephones we use in here have 3 categories of cleared numbers. 1. Universally cleared numbers throughout the prison estate; for example, all courts, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, and the Samaritans. 2. Locally cleared numbers specific to a particular prison. 3. Cleared numbers only specific to a particular prisoner. One universally
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2017-48-Blog missing

Blog Disappearance Hello friend, Sorry for the delay in posting the next 3 blogs; unfortunately, between me posting them and, subsequently, not being delivered, they disappeared. The prison’s censor department have no log of them posting the blogs. So where did they go? Any one of a number of possibilities in this place. Be happy,
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