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Catch a burning star

Danny Kruger reports from his company’s work with ex-offenders

By Danny Kruger   September 2009

Dermot loved Mary, wild Irish pair they were, so much courage and heroin between them the prison system couldn’t cope. Dermot would smuggle drugs into Holloway when he visited her, God knows how because the officers knew who he was. She escaped once, jumping off the chapel roof and sliding down a wall. Another time they were banged up together in a jail in Jersey; it was awful, he said, no relief from each other and no one to bring them any gear.

Mary is dead now. Dermot doesn’t think he has long himself. He is bitter about that; about…

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