Porridge and Passion by Jonathan Aitken

By Jonathan Aitken

The sequel to the best-seller satisfaction and Perjury, Porridge and fervour describes Aitken's trip from sentencing on the previous Bailey, via his incarceration at Belmarsh legal and the various dramas alongside the way in which, to his eventual free up and the beginnings of a brand new existence. it truly is most unlikely to be detached to Jonathan Aitken. a few respect the best way he pulled himself jointly having been convicted and imprisoned for perjury within the excessive courtroom. Many others are much less inspired and stay deeply sceptical. In his sequel to his first quantity of autobiography delight and Perjury Aitken begins his tale as he's taken down from the court docket and incarcerated at Her Majesty's excitement. He writes frankly of next occasions. Visited through the ever-optimistic Lord Longford, Aitken emerged from the jaws of depression a chastened guy. How this previous Etonian former cupboard Minister on Mrs Thatcher's internal circle controlled to set up new relationships and lasting friendships with fellow prisoners is attention-grabbing - so too is that this account of the way non secular trust reworked his lifestyles and started to steer the lifetime of others. rising from Bellmarsh legal sooner or later with not anything yet a black plastic sack of garments, Aitken recounts how he used to be authorised at Wycliffe corridor Oxford to learn theology and the way this reconditioned his brain in addition to his soul. Aitken has misplaced none of his attraction, fluency and backbone. yet now those are used for higher reasons. He has chanced on a brand new existence and desiring to it. The authenticity of this new lifestyles is anything which drives him on, and which readers of this interesting new booklet could be capable of pass judgement on for themselves.

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Porridge and Passion

The sequel to the best-seller delight and Perjury, Porridge and fervour describes Aitken's trip from sentencing on the previous Bailey, via his incarceration at Belmarsh criminal and the numerous dramas alongside the way in which, to his eventual free up and the beginnings of a brand new existence. it really is most unlikely to be detached to Jonathan Aitken.

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This was my first introduction to the illogicality factor that is the wild card in so many prison rules. ' So I didn't. Having delivered the prohibition against associating with pigeons, the officers departed. They pulled the cell door behind them with such force that its massive metallic clang immediately made me realize where the term 'the slammer' must come from. That particular slam and the noisy turning of the key in the door which followed it made me feel well and truly imprisoned. My sentence had begun.

For a moment I thought my leg was being pulled. Did these men really think that I was going to start a fight with prison officers, flailing them with my belt buckle? The serious expression on their faces showed that they and the rule book thought it was a possibility. So my belt was confiscated too. Now I really knew that I was living 21 Porridge and Passion on another planet. ' I asked. 'Not our problem - and not yours either for the time being/ came the reply iDecause now it's time for your strip search.

No MDTs. ' Tony sounded quite angry. ' 'Piss tests. Mandatory Drug Tests. ' I asked. ' T think I can smell it,' I said as the recognizable aroma of marijuana (puff) wafted in our direction. 'Oh you can smell anything in here - and get anything in here,' declared Tony. ' 'Bottling it, gumming it, parcelling it. ' 'You'll have to translate for me/1 said. 'Bottlin' it means sticking it up your arsehole. Lots of young guys are willing to do it,' explained Tony. ' 'Not many get a pull. ' Tony seemed happy to talk about the workings of the drugs trade as I plied him with more questions.

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