On the dawn of this New Year I would like to share with you how I am looking forward to the future with anticipation and excitement. Firstly I do believe that I have a future that is not cell shaped with a steel door and bars on the window, although “Stone walls a prison do not make, nor iron bars a cage”, it’s that I actually feel that now we have finally uncovered the corruption within Essex Police, my 10:2 conviction will be overturned.
Now I can look forward to exposing all this. Not from jail – my conviction will be overturned before the whole truth is told and I look forward to being able to share my experience with the world. I hope that what I have to say is something that other people might want to listen to, not so much my story but how we managed to navigate our way to the truth and freedom.
The outside world has changed a lot in thirty years but not so much that I won’t be able to do all those normal things everyone else does every day. The only difference will be my enjoyment at doing all those routine things, from buying a coffee at Starbucks to sending an e-mail to a mate or organising having lunch somewhere. I’m simply looking forward to being given back my ability to choose to do it or not to do it, on all the everyday things that I’m sure everyone simply takes for granted – but within prison are denied to us.
This is the first time that I do actually feel positive about my freedom being a reality and that knowledge makes this New Year one I can enjoy.
Happy New Year