Sunday, 19 April 2009

You Can Tell A Man By The Company He Keeps Causes He Espouses...

Back in March, the champion of criminal's voting rights and fearless slayer of elderly landladies, the 'Jailhouse Lawyer' (only one part of his chosen nom de guerre being correct, by the way...), was cheering on notorious police killer Harry Roberts in his attempt to gain parole.

Well, the 'Mail' now has successfully been able to print an appalling story of this man's campaign to intimidate and harass an elderly animal rescue worker in an attempt to gain parole. He was able to do this under the very noses of the prison authorities.

'Good old Harry' indeed....

10 comments:

Dr Melvin T Gray said...

More than four decades in prison is a long time for the process of reform to take effect upon the most villainous. It is right in principle for long serving prisoners to be afforded the opportunity of release and useful service to the community. However early release must, in every case, be subject to convincing evidence that 'reforms' have functioned properly.

Some reformists are inconvenienced by acknowledgement of a class of criminal incapable of responding to reform. Such decision takers may be troubled by the prospect of some prisoners remaining behind bars indefinitely. There must be no such conflict when an obligation to maintain public safety is paramount.

JuliaM said...

"There must be no such conflict when an obligation to maintain public safety is paramount."Indeed.

Rob Farrington said...

Would that be Jaihouse "Oops, I didn't mean to kill her with an axe, and anyway there were extenuating circumstances, honest!" Lawyer?

JuliaM said...

Yeah, that's the one... ;)

jailhouselawyer said...

Hi JuliaM: I did not realise that you are a secret admirer of my blog. Since you first visited I have put up the following post.

Poor old Harry Roberts getting stitched up again

Anonymous said...

He's put all that behind him and moved forward.

Unlike his victim.

ranter said...

Surely there is a case for bringing back the 'Tyburn Jig' where there is no doubt whatsoever, as in Roberts's case. As for 'Jailhouse', I've always assumed there was a mental health element but why the f**K he isn't wearing a shirt with extra-long wrap round sleeves inside a large asylum is another question!

DJ said...

Well, y'know, Ranter, clearly it was one of these special mental illnesses that totally makes people commit crimes, but then disappears without trace.....

ranter said...

nudge, nudge....say no MORE Squire!

Umbongo said...

DJ

"one of these special mental illnesses that totally makes people commit crimes, but then disappears without trace....."

Yes - rather like the miracle cure for Alzheimer's stumbled on by Ernest Saunders' medical advisers.

ranter

You may recall (as I do) that when the death penalty was abolished the sponsors/supporters of the bill assured the punters (who were sceptical then and, with reason, are cynical now) that, in respect of conviction for murder where the death penalty would have been applied, "life means life".