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The prisoner

Peter Wayne becomes a magazine editor and decides to interview the proprietor-the prison governor

By Peter Wayne   February 1997

There is, it seems, no escaping the internet, even in prison. Over the Christmas vacation an English teacher here with pre-Raphaelite red hair logged on to Prospect’s recently established web site, where she saw my name among the list of otherwise distinguished contributors. When she returned to the English department at the beginning of term she had hatched the “brilliant” idea of getting me to resurrect the prison magazine.

For the last six years Rewired, the organ, has lain defunct. A journal in search of an editor. “You will agree to take the job won’t you,” Jennifer implored in that…

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