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Peter Wayne returns to Lindholme and discovers that Governor Batt was not so bad after all

By Peter Wayne   October 1997

As expected, i was booted out of my therapeutic community in the west country and transferred back to Lindholme prison in Yorkshire. And now I discover that my old sparring partner Governor Batt has also got the boot.

It seems that, during my absence, Batt the Intransigent had dug in his heels a little too deeply on the complicated matter of staffing levels. From what I have been able to gather from sources in the prison, his removal (to another establishment several miles up the road) was considered the only way out of an uncomfortable impasse.

When I first arrived…

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