I rang a number of prisons and they all (those who did not put the phone down on me, that is) confirmed it is not their usual practice to release inmates because it is their birthday. Nor are they allowed out for the new hunting season - unless they are convicted millionaire fraudsters in an open prison, obviously.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Calder's Comfort Farm: Otis Ferry
My latest column for the New Statesman website considers the claim that Otis Ferry is being held as a political prisoner for his protests against the hunting ban:
All this and Lembit Opik too.