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Prisoner of the state 1981-2010 and counting…

Campaigners are fighting to clear the name of Gary Critchley, originally sentenced in 1981 with a recommendation that he should serve “no more than 8-9 years”. Gary spent, 30 years in prison.

No longer jailed in relation to the original – and very unsafe – conviction. Gary is now detained at Rowan House, in Norfolk, as a result of attempts on his own life, to assess whether he has a personality disorder, and if so, how he will be “looked after” within the system.

Gary has become somewhat of a political prisoner: begin punished over and over by a retributive system.

“England is a supposed model of democracy and justice, yet ironically I have so far been made to serve longer for being rebellious and non-conformist than the Yorkshire Ripper has for 13 serial Killings. Nowadays, painting is the only thing that keeps me alive.”
- Gary Crichley

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