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The prisoner

He's back inside and he's learning Serbo-Croat

By Peter Wayne   March 2001

Prospect’s prisoner, Peter Wayne, is back inside after disappearing on the way to a drug rehabilitation centre, where he had been dispatched by a lenient judge. After nine months in London’s drug-soaked underworld he was caught stealing a first edition of Winnie the Pooh (worth ?2,750) and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment.

“so, bearing in mind that so few of these men speak any English whatsoever, I was wondering whether it might be possible to acquire a few phrase books for the wing, maybe from education or the library, so that I could learn a few words of their language,…

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