Inside: One Man's Experience of Prison: A True Story by John Hoskison

By John Hoskison

This can be a real tale of a trip to hell and back.

In 1994 John Hoskison used to be a hugely revered and winning expert golfer. Then, one night, after a event, he broke a rule of his existence by way of ingesting and riding and at the method domestic he hit and killed a cyclist.

Hoskison knew he'd by no means break out the ache he'd prompted and felt a jail sentence was once justified.

As a non-violent first criminal, he may have anticipated to serve a part of his sentence in an open legal, yet was once as an alternative consigned to a couple of the hardest in Britain; locations of medieval-like squalor and violence.

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Crow yana mangan-mangan walangkarra, munu yirrinama wire, ngakamarna palalu wire-lu kulpanya parnpirni. ’ ‘Parnpirninyala piinyjilu’, wurrarnanganaku. Munu yirrinama piinyji. Palaku windmill-ku ngaju miranu, piinyjijartiny pala windmill. Munu wurranamarnala, katukarna ngapaku maninyaku paliny palaji yana mangan-mangan. Palanga mayi nganayirni supper. Palaja supper-ja yanayirni, warrukarti now. Wirlarranga wirlarra kanka. Murtuka pala light-majirri palapali mirtalu tukulu jipanikinyi murtuka. Munu watayanama.

Yawarta jarlingajilaman kangkulumintipulu Mangkamangka Purnungurraralu pijukarti’. Yija, ngalypa yawartaku jarlingijinaku miranujarrinyirna, munu pungkamarna mirtija. Karntinyakurlarla ngunjunikinyirna marrngulu karntijinikinyinyi. Munu walyja karntimarna yawartanga marrngumajirringi. Yawarta kanganyikinyirna murrurlakarti, yawarta martungu wararrjinikinyirni, karntikinyirnili yawartanga yanikinyirni, palajun. Mungkakarti kanganyikinyirna mungka jurrkanikinyirna karntikinyirni palajun, mintipikarti kanganyikinyirna karntikinyirnili yawartanga jurrkanikinyirna yawarta raminy marntiku yaninyaku.

The next morning we continued to the east following a creek bed until it turned into a larger creek, Marlajarri (Mt Edgar Creek), in the east. We stopped there and waited for my father, who’d gone hunting. When he returned he was carrying some goannas. My two mothers collected firewood and cooked them in the ashes, then we took them out and ate them. Then we noticed columns of clouds and thunderheads building up all around us, and it started raining heavily. We hurried back, but already the rain was pouring down.

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