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An ex-offender's life

By Danny Kruger   December 2009

Raymond’s mum died when he was in prison this summer and they wouldn’t let him out for the funeral. It knocked him back, with his dad not well. He’s always been the fixer, the one who gets things done—and there he was, behind the door for some stupidness that wasn’t his fault.

He was done for a fracas when the police pulled him over. They had the wrong man but Raymond has a bad record and they weren’t that civil: things got heated and Raymond got sprayed with CS gas and ended up inside for another six months. He’s taking…

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