Aitken Puts Brave Face on Prison Life
William, Helen, The Birmingham Post (England)
Jonathan Aitken's painful task of trying to cope with life as a convicted criminal has emerged in a comforting letter written to his mother from his prison cell.
Aitken, the 56-year-old former Conservative Minister, wrote to Lady Aitken, aged 88, from south-east London's Belmarsh Prison within days of starting an 18-month sentence for perjury and perverting the course of justice last Tuesday.
In a cheerful and defiant letter, Aitken - now known as prisoner CB9298 - expresses relief at being away from media attention and the "hurly-burly of bankruptcy," consultant forensic psychologist Mr Ged Bailes said.
"People awaiting incarceration often express a sense …
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Publication information: Article title: Aitken Puts Brave Face on Prison Life. Contributors: William, Helen - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: June 14, 1999. Page number: 6. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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