All posts by Gordon

JULY 2014

Hello Friend, Not a great deal happening at the moment. The prison band collective are already preparing for the Christmas concert.   I also help out on the guitar classes and I am writing a course on different strumming techniques. Over the past few months there has been a high-profile campaign to reinstate steel guitar
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September 2014

Hello Friend, Following on from my comment last month on the violence at HMP Wakefield-there was yet another serious assault. This time it was on the exercise yard with at least 6 assailants attacking one prisoner. The fact that this prisoner is one of the biggest guys in here was of little consequence. It appears
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AUGUST 2014

Hello friend, One of the most challenging aspects of prison is dealing with the secrecy. Issues arise, actions are taken, your life is thrown into turmoil but little to no information is forthcoming. All you can do is attempt to ‘join the dots’. Occasionally you get told something that throws all your theories and assumptions
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JUNE 2014

Hello Friend, The recent conviction of Andy Coulson for corrupt activities raises some intruiging questions.  The period in question was from 11 years ago (2003).    See ‘Part 2: Phone Tapping and Payoffs’ on the Concealed Evidence and Disclosure Difficulties page. ————– On a more positive note, I am heavily involved with the music based
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May 2014

I know – I’m a bit late but this is my update for May. I had a meeting with my solicitor, Mark Newby, 6 days ago.  We are still on track to submit an application to the CCRC by the beginning of 2015.  He has moved the case forward in a number of areas, some
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APRIL 2014

Hello Friend, Just a short one this month. I will be getting an appeal update from my solicitors at the end of April. I hope to include it in my May update. I’m still waiting for the results of my stress ECG. I should know more in a couple of weeks time. See you next
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MARCH 2014

“Hello friend, I finally had my stress ECG a couple of days ago. This involved me walking on a treadmill whilst hooked up to an electrocardiogram machine. Sounds easy? Well, initially it was. I started at about 2 mph on a slight incline – no problems there. However, every 2 minutes the incline goes up
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Feb 2014

Update from Graham Coutts February 2014 “Hello friend, An update on my appeal: I had a very positive meeting with Mark (Newby, Jordans Solicitors) on 28th January 2014. There are a number of possible appeal points which I will go into further detail as they are fleshed out. This stage of the process will involve
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January 2014

GRAHAM COUTTS – UPDATE January 2014 On 17th October 2013, Graham suffered a heart attack. The paramedics arrived at 9.20am, but, despite continuing to experience nauseating and extreme chest pain and for a yet to be fully explained reason, the prison would not allow him to even get in the ambulance until 10.30am. He was
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