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The prisoner

This column has been appearing in Prospect for three years. The prison authorities are finally getting cross

By Peter Wayne   March 1999

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Given that I’ve been writing this column for three years now, I’m only surprised that it didn’t happen sooner. Perhaps it was my description of a governor “bursting out of a shit-brown suit” in the last issue which was considered too sensitive. Whatever the straw that broke the camel’s back, I am in the hot seat again, a fortnight after arriving at what I had been led to believe was “the cushiest nick in the south of England.”

Forgive my reluctance to divulge my exact whereabouts. I feel a little like a…

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