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Who put me in here, this damnable place?
I could blame the judge, verdict a disgrace
Or maybe the screw as he turns the key
Then there’s the copper who cuffed me with glee
Is the plaintiff at fault? They pointed the finger
They didn’t have to, could let it linger
Who am I kidding? Am I really that low?
The answers plain obvious, its one we all know
I did the dirty, I did the crime
I’m the guilty party, so I do the time
But something is wrong here, something I didn’t see
I deserve the bird, but not my family
They’ve don’t nought wrong, but I’ve made them all suffer
Through no fault of her own, I’ve broken my Mother
Tears of such anguish, tears of disbelief
I shut my eyes tight but it brings no relief
What made me do it? What made me so bad?
What was I thinking? I must have been mad
Plenty of time now, to think of my crime
What I wouldn’t give just to turn back time
What is done is done and it gives me a fright
Wish there was some way I could put things right
There’s no more to say, it’s the end of my story
I guess it won’t help much, but I really am sorry
Spin the Wheel
A Drugs Life
Current page: Who Put Me in Here?
Good Girl, Bad Girl
Tears in My Eyes
Fear and Loneliness
Beginning to End Tom Higham - HMP Edmunds Hill
Everyone Needs a Family
To a Fellow Inmate
The Secret Side of Self
Tell the Truth!
A Goodnight Kiss
When You Are Free
It Works Both Ways
Would You Walk With Me?
Cheerio to the Governor
Stinky Pad Mate
Me, Others ‘n’ Them
‘The Priory, Sir?’
Life According to Me
The Quiet Town
The Day after Court (Taken Away)
An Anonymous Stranger
A More Mature Lover’s Sonnet (With apologies to William Shakespeare)
The Good Old Days
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There is no crisis
Learning lessons to reduce suicides in prison
Inspecting the Inspectors
Purpose of prison
Bank accounts - it’s up to prisons now
America’s lap dog
How psychiatry could help you, but generally doesn’t
Why does it take so long
This is NOT me
Treated like cattle
Month by Month September 2014
Spotlight: shining a light on opportunities inside
The Parole Board questionnaire results
Courts accused of wasting £230m a year by locking up suspects awaiting a trial
One hundred and forty three metres
Letter from America
Tell us why you did it
From over the wall
The Forgotten Lifers
Open and out... is it really that simple
Abuse of process
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