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The prisoner

I may not be the best advertisement for the proposition that adoption works, but our prisons show that it is better than "care"

By Peter Wayne   May 1999

I was stuck for something to write about. Completely at a loss for words. A column on the rejection I have just received for “home tagging” would have been too downbeat-and what with the palaver the authorities have been giving me over running my “writing business” from my cell, and the fact that I have just reached the critical final chapter of my April Fools book, I have to admit I was well and truly empty.

So I rang David, my long-suffering editor, in his rooftop eyrie in elegant Bedford Square, to ask how many days I had left until…

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