October 29, 2013

Meeting Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce


Meeting Vicky Pryce was a surprisingly pleasant experience. Like millions of other people I had read acres of newsprint about her, but hardly any of it prepared me for her warmth, her honesty or her courage. Newspapers have to sell – but I believe the “Vicky Pryce” agenda has been particularly disingenuous. She did something stupid ten years ago – but her biggest crime it appears to me seems to have been becoming a successful, self-made, powerful woman. I wish her well.

2 responses to “Meeting Vicky Pryce”

  1. true to self says:

    ” The poor know reality, the rich have to be taught it to become human”

    Quotation from ‘Horse Latitudes’ autobiography of Chris Wilson.
    exoffender. (Published by Sorika)

  2. Ella Gardner says:

    Could I please ask why no body has mentioned Women Lifers in any of the debates about the closure of womens open prisons? Many women lifers are serving a sentence because of abuse they have suffered and have spent many years of their lives in prison having to prove that they are rehabilitated after commiting, granted the most serious of offence, but almost certainly their only offence. The closure of womens open prison’s will affect these women and their families more than anyone but nobody has mentioned them at all. Presently women Lifers are only eligible to apply for Parole from open conditions meaning, for those remotely interested, that a transfer to one of these “so called” specialist HUBS will mean a back stage for them and a regression in their sentence. Has Mr Grayling thought about this in his plans at all, or has he conveniently forgt that quite a big proportion of women in prison are serving life or IPP sentences? The Families and children of these women who are serving life sentences were under the impression that their loved ones had come to the end of their sentence once they reached open conditions, only now to be told that there will be no such thing. Life sentenced prisoners have to prove their risk in the community before release by practically living in the community which open prisons provide. Moving a life serving prisoner back behind fences and bars will not aid their rehabilitation, thus backing up the whole system with women that cant be released due to questions of risk assessment.

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