Billions of pounds of taxpayers money is spent on trying to find solutions to our problems hence jails full of people who have no right in being there in the first place. The people that are responsible for this situation are the ones making the laws, you cannot fart in public these days without some individual proclaiming him or herself as the fart police and giving you a fine, madness, the whole kit and caboodle. I have not produced an answer to these problems, although I know there is one, I have merely tried to point out the madness of our prison system.
The second part of this story is about getting out of prison and the changes I have noticed since my release, which are considerable and quite unbelievable in some cases. About the Author I am John Harry Simons and was born in Berwick on Tweed on 22nd August , my dad was a sailor and my mum a housewife and mother, I have a younger brother called Andy.
We lived in Wooler in Northumberland for the first 6 years of my life and then moved to Gravesend in Kent.
My mum became a schoolteacher and my dad carried on sailing for a while. I ended up going to the H. Worcester nautical training college, a big square rigger moored at Greenhithe on the River Thames, where I learned to become a navigating officer in the Merchant Navy.
I did my apprenticeship in the Merchant Navy and then left to pursue other ways of living and eventually got married and had 2 children, both of whom are now over 30 years old. I was divorced in and have had a very colourful career since then. I became a single parent when my son came to live with me in and was one until he went to university some six years later. I eventually got caught up in the world of cocaine smuggling and was caught in and sentenced to 8 years for my efforts.
Book Extract When I got caught and put in prison there was no doubt about my guilt, I was caught bang to rights and I was prepared to take my just deserts.
I was on remand; I knew there was no way I would get bail, not for the importation of two kilos of premium grade cocaine. I had no idea what was in store for me in prison and I had serious misgivings about the whole thing but there was nothing I could do about it, I was locked up and that was that.
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There is nothing that can prepare a person for jail and its nothing like people imagine it to be, and it definitely is not like anything you see on TV, Bad Girls etc. They are pure fantasy.
It was all a bit surreal for me at first but I soon got the measure of the situation, it was very much like the expensive boarding school I went to when I was a teenager. I suppose, looking back on it, that the school stood me in better stead than I could have thought.
Yes, it was like a school for exceptionally naughty boys, it almost felt like home after a while. Please subscribe or login to access full text content. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.
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