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Peter Wayne finds his career as an editor cut short by a welcome move west

By Peter Wayne   March 1997

Hell hath no fury like a governor scorned. Readers may remember how, last month, I wrote about an interview I had undertaken with my (then) governor for the prison magazine I was editing. I might have known there would be repercussions when a censor stopped the letter with my column attached from being posted to Prospect. Eventually, I had to telephone my copy through to the editor (who proved a passable copy-typist), but not before I had been called up early one morning by a stern-faced principal officer, to be given a lecture on my status as a prisoner and…

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