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5.0 out of 5 stars Robert is Glaswegian, he's met some if not most of Scotlands Most Violent Men. Yet he writes with truth and compassion., 10 Jun 2014
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Paul Glancy (Glasgow Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Hello again Mr Jeffrey. Yes still to read your 'The Barlinnie Story' The thing is, i see books and buy them as soon as i see them. I must have about 20 and have read 2. I like my books about the 'troubles', but as you are very well aware of the 'troubles' in Jail. Most memorable the culmination of enough is enough and onto the rooftops they went in 88. This was a bad time in there. C-Hall was getting new roof and all us on remand were basically locked up 24 hours a day. You know this is highly illegal, but what the public doesn't want to know about, well they don't hear. That and tobacco was the reason they went up there. Only a con with a death wish would go up there now, as they've got simple water cannons that will blow you off the roof to your death, that's for sure. Oh the 'riots' were back in the news again a coiple of weeks ago about this new HMP Grampian. They could have called it HMP BAH-linnie ha ha! I also read about the officer Jackie Stewart who was on the roof of Peterhead and was alledgedly just about to be set alight when the sas stormed it. Now forgive me if i'm wrong, but i was in a cell with a guy who was involved and obviously cleared and left the dock, while the others did not in the Ice Cream War disaster. Now this well known young man has cleaned his act up, and is on the way to being likeable again. Well he told me the story of two prisoners holding one officer captive. Noose round his neck and told this " you want to act like a dog, well now you' ll be living like one" When he needed the toilet he was made to cock his leg. These two cons were in the loft of Perth Prison i heard, not Peterhead. This was the sas storming, as they had their captive tied up to the railings, in other words, come in and he drops. Simple way at keeping them well away until they form their battle plan. One con tried to sue the goverment or home office as he was hit in the chest by a stun grenade. He failed. The words one of the troopers said to one of the cons were "you're going for a wee fly" as he tossed him out the loft onto gantry below. Tough as old boots these sas guys when no ones firing back. So Robert am i correct in assuming that Peterhead was brought to an end, but that the actual use of the sas was for the two guys in the loft in Perth. Maybe someone reading this will clear it up for me. Having met you a few times Robert, i just know by your standards that this will be a great book by a very nice Gentleman. God Bless Robert...Paul Passman in day centre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lunatics, 20 Aug 2014
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This was just a list of nutters and a bit depressing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 9 May 2010
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Mrs. J. H. Murray "Joyce" (Edinburgh) - See all my reviews
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This brought back a lot of memories for me, with the places I remember in Glasgow.
Really enjoyed this book.
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