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The prisoner

My prison is full of unrepentant men who will never turn away from crime. Yet some are battling against their fears and weaknesses

By CAR Hills   March 2009

Lowdham Grange, my current establishment, is mainly a prison for drug dealers. I have been unable to ascertain the exact proportion, but believe it to be around 66 per cent. They have good conditions, but are serving long sentences and are the sort of men who could lead riots, or deal with Tasers. They are therefore allowed to attend this Oxford of crime—or, as it is sometimes known, Lowdham Strange.

I am particularly fond of one ex-dealer called Karl. He used to be my neighbour at Belmarsh. He is serving 32 years. It was previously 22, but he refused to…

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