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Yearning for chaos

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

By Danny Kruger   February 2010

We take the ferry to the Isle of Wight and then a taxi ride to HMP Camphill. Sanie was ready for us in the resettlement block, with the usual prison pallor on his light brown face and the usual intelligent look in his eyes. He was ready for change, he said. But it wouldn’t be easy.

When Sanie was small he couldn’t sit still so he was put on Ritalin. He liked it so much he used to administer it himself; till his mum locked it up; till she locked him out of the house. But he’d break in, work…

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