The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue May 2012
I’m currently serving 16½ years for robbery and I had the misfortune to spend time at HMP Pentonville at the start of my sentence some 4 years ago and, as everyone who has been there knows, the place is absolutely infested with cockroaches. I’ve had experience of these conditions dating back to the early 90s and still nothing has changed. The trouble is that they only fumigate one cell at a time and common sense should tell them that this does not work. I did try explaining this to the governor, but I was promptly ghosted for catching roughly 100 cockroaches and tipping them over the pool table in the middle of the yearly inspection. To say the governor was upset would be an understatement, but he’d probably be more upset if he had to live with the filth like we do. Sort it out.
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21/5/2012 wayne lucasi served in pentonville in 1989 and it was the same then,nothing has changed terry and nothing will.its the same with most inner london prisons.its a disgrace.if it wasnt for people like terry ellis nothing would ever get done. so good on you terry keep fighting the good fight.god bless you mate.
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