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Kano I do hope that none of them books were hardback editions

The Wilderness Years: Paperback

The brutality of the british prison system and one man's search for justice by T. C. Campbell, Reg McKay  

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Autobiography

The publication status of this edition is currently out of stock indefinitely.

List Price: £9.99

The Book

The searing follow-up to Indictment: Trial by Fire that exposes the horrific mistreatment of T.C. Campbell behind bars and his struggle for freedom.

In October 1984 T.C. Campbell and Joseph Steele were found guilty of murdering six members of the Doyle family in a deliberately set house fire. Both men have always protested their innocence and in Indictment: Trial by Fire Campbell and investigative journalist Reg McKay documented in shocking detail the deliberate miscarriage of justice and the farcical trial that led to their incarceration.

Indictment: The Wilderness Years is the story of T.C.'s life in prison. The beatings and torture he withstood time after time. The solitary confinement and hunger strikes. And most compelling of all, T.C.'s indefatigable struggle against the machinations of the judiciary system.

These struggles culminated in the courts granting him interim freedom on December 11, 2001, pending an appeal that is his final chance to have his name cleared.

The Reviews

  • 'Campbell's appeal is a matter for the courts, not the critics; but the book succeeds in conveying a sense of the brutality-saturated period.'
    Scotland on Sunday

  • 'Astonishing.'
    News of the World (on Indictment: Trial by Fire)

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Published: 11 Nov 2002
Publishing status: Out of stock indefinitely
Binding: Paperback (214 x 135 mm)
Extent: 352 pages
ISBN: 1841953318

Weight: 450g


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 Oh and no they were paperbacks.....saying that Psychology book was....huge!!

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 Oh and no they were paperbacks.....saying that Psychology book was....huge!!

 I thought you would like that one Kano


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Yup you can read me like a BOOK!!

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Page 10 opening chapter Pink floyd..........liked it



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Herald Letter Published 12-7-00

 

Dear Sir

 

What is going on in Scottish justice? You report that the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission uniquely has to take the Crown Office to the High Court in an effort to force release of documents relevant to the “Glasgow Two” (Plea to release Ice Cream Wars files, July11)?

 

Does the Crown Office not want justice to be seen to be done?  What interests can be served by concealing possibly vital information while two men, who have protested their innocence for 16 years, fester in jail?

 

So far the only senior politician to have advanced their case was a former Scottish Secretary who entertained sufficient doubt as to let them out in 1997 on remand for a year. Do we need to bring back Michael Forsyth for justice in Scotland?

 

Silence is the voice of complicity. It should have no place except in the explicit public interest in an open society. The longer that gatekeepers to the corridors of power furtively block access to the full facts, the more the evidence stacks in favour of Tommy “TC” Campbell’s chilling assertion: namely, that “This is not a miscarriage of justice, but a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.”

 

Yours faithfully

 

Alastair McIntosh

 

 

Campaign Committee Release March 2000

 

On October 1984 Thomas Campbell and Joseph Steele were wrongfully convicted for the Doyle family fire murders upon the evidence of a thrice convicted perverter of justice who has now admitted, by recorded interviews and sworn statements, on- TV, and under caution to the police, •to having perverted justice once again in his evidence at the trial of the Glasgow two as part of a deal, with the police and his prosecutor, in exchange for bail and immunity from prosecution on his own unrelated of fences of armed robbery, attempt to pervert justice and attempted murder respectively.

 

On August 1996, the then Scots Secretary, Michiel Forsyth MP, referred the case to the court of appeal. This reference was based upon the witness Love confessions to perjury at the trial and, which evidence to an eavesdropped conversation in a public house was fundamentally crucial to their wrongful convictions for murder. Lord Kincraig, trial judge, noted •...

 

Now there is no evidence to say that these accused were near or at the scene of the crime at the time the crime was committed and so the evidence is that of inference from the evidence which is before you.. .which is that of the witness Love’s evidence regarding the conversat­ion in a public house... there is insufficiency of evidence in law to entitle you to convict without his evidence... The crown case stands or falls uppon his evidence, it is theref or crucial to the crown case that you believe him.. .“

 

... It should be noted that the witness Love’s evidence to eavesdropped conversation in a pub was not corroborated by any evidence, nor supported by any witness in that respect. Further, it was infact refutted by three accused and two prosecution witnesses. Now countless more witnesses, TV viewers, sworn and recorded confessions etc, speak clearly to having over heard HIM confessing that he lied. His first confessions were from 1986...

 

“..There never was any conversation about that fire in that pub nor any­where else mate. That was just something that was put into my head by the police for me to say that as part of the deal.. It was all just one big fit-up of a case... It was me who fired that gun at that van, I was the one (Not Gray) I took a double barrel sawn off shotgun and fired it at that icecream van...

 

His sister, Mrs Agnes Love or Carlton, is further independent evidence in cross check to his confessions to perjury. For not only did she witness his attack on the icecreain van, but she had also provided the police with a full detailed statement of her brothers part in that attack, at the time of the attack (1984) but which crucial police statement remained secret and undisclosed to the defence all those years until 1996 when the case was referred to the court. As result of non disclosure, Thomas Gray was wrong­fully convicted ~upon the basis of Love’s false evidence against.1~Am at the trial in 1984... Mrs.WA~1ton states...

 

“.     .It was my brother Billy. I seen him from my window. He’d come to my house with a double barrel sawn off shotgun, about ‘that’ size and said he was going to shoot up Jimmy Mitchell’s van to give him a fright. I seen him do it from my window, but it was the wrong van...

 

The Scots Secretary’s reference to the court regarded (1) Love’s confession to perjury and, in particular, the significance of his admissions to disch­

-arging the firearm at the icecream van. That taken together with (2) his sister’s witness and statement to the police to that effect, were suffice to raise concerns on issues of which it would be more appropriate for the appeal court to reach a final decision.

 

 

However, at the appeal court on February 1998 the lord chief justice clerk. Lord Cullen, appears to have somehow managed to overlook Mr. Love’s confessions in that respect and, at page 52 of his opinion states    (SLT 940H)

 

Love does not admit or suggest that he was the person who fired the gun at the van, nor admit that he lied about his patt in the shooting..

 

He returns to repeat this crucial error of the facts at page 56.(SLT 941K)

 

“..Since he does not say that he lied as to the extent of his own involve ment in the shooting, in these circumstances, I am not satisfied that the evidence that Mrs Canton would give could support Love’s explan­ation that he was induced and put under pressure to present false evidence against the appellants....”

 

Thus on the basis of this error of the facts, Mrs Canton could not ~confirm’ something of which it appeared (to Lord Cullen) that her brother had not admitted. Theref or her evidence was not allowed to be given as independent support to her brother’s confessions to the shooting incident and theref or to perjury at the trial. Further, as the law requires some such independent support, then there was no point in the court hearing the confessions of the witness Love with out her evidence in support. Thus the appeal to have their evidence of perjury heard by the court was refused by Lord Cullen.

 

Yet the very next judge to give an opinion was Lord Mc Cluskie. In his

Lordships most excellent opinion in support of the appeal, he confirms that

Love had indeed confessed to discharging the gun at the van as his sister

had witnessed and contrary to his evidence against Gray at the trial. Lord

Mc Cluskie paraphrases Love’s in depth confessions in that respect...

 

• Because it would enable me to avoid being charged myself with attempt murder, of which I knew I was guilty because I was the one who fired the shotgun, I was willing to go along with the plan to present false evidence...” (SLT 948K)

 

On this basis, he supported the appeal to have the evidence of perjury by the witness Love and supporting evidence of his sister, heard by the

court for full examination under oath...

 

For should it be confirmed in evidence, then that would entail that a serious miscarriage of justice had occurred...”

 

That the appeal court 2 to 1 not to allow the evidence of perjury at the onigional trial to be heard, then, in these circumstances, Lord Cullen’s patent error of the crucial facts became one of the essential points on petition to the new Scots Secretary of state, Donald Dewar MP, TO HAVE THE matter referred back to the appeal court to have the case properly and fully dealt with by the court.

 

Yet although the Scots Secretary confirmed that Love’s confessions to perjury and, in particular, his confessions that he was the one who had fired the gun at the van, contrary to his evidence at the trial. Was infact before him as with the previous Scots Secretary and was before the court from an early stage in the proceedings, as was quoted by Lord Mc Cluskie at the same appeal hearing... Never the less, the Scots Secretary stated that lord Cullen was not in error of the facts because, due to some clerical oversight or other, that witnesses confessions in that respect were not seen as included within the list of documents before Lord Cullen at the time his opinion was formed...??

 

 

... The Scots Secretary went on to impose his own opinion in presupposition of that of the court, averring that...

 

‘...Even if it had been, it is irrelevant and would have had no baring upon his Lordships rejection of Mrs canton’s evidence as independent support of.her brothers confessions to perjury in that respect...”

 

The Secretary was referred to Lord Cullens opinion as quoted and underlined and after further deliberations the Secretary could “make no final decision” and referred the case to the newly formed SCCRC on April 1999 after 14 months investigation and 16 years of wrongful imprisonment.

 

Yet where there is proof and supporting evidence that the Glasgow two are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned upon the evidence of a serial perverter of justice, then to further hold these men in prison whilst refusing to allow the fearful fact to be examined under the scrutiny of an open court in a public trial, is a scandal of titanic proportions and a gross travesty of justice entailing a crime against society for the fact that the cover-up is called ‘justice’ in our names.

 

Where the court and the course of justice stumbles upon such errors and, as result, fails to address those very issues upon which the case was origin­ally referred in the first place. Is it theref or reasonable, just or fair, to hold these men in prison rather than publicly admit the gross travesty of justice perpetrated against them in our names? For, through no fault of their own, but by the perjured evidence of a serial perverter of justice and by misdirection and error in the administration of the law, these men have suffered 16 years of living nightmare, innocent imprisoned in our names and in the name of justice.

 

It has been more than two years since the crucial error of the essential facts in the opinion of the court of appeal. More than two years of further imprisonment for the Glasgow two while the Scottish office and the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission’s ‘intense and urgent’ priority enquiry can come to no conclusion upon what to do in this case and, whilst the reading of the courts opinion and the research on the stated errors of the facts would take but an hour or so of the average man’s time, in betwean time, justice delayed is justice denied, but justice prevented is justice pervert

-ed and when this is exasperated by the legal administration, it becomes more than a miscarriage of justice, it is an outrage & an outright afrount upon the public. As Thomas campbell Says....

 

“Where god hath given man taketh away

In boundless arrogant vanity

Lords temporal dare proclaim

God’s given law as their domain..”

 

By any reasonable account, it is neither reasonable, just nor fair to hold these men in prison without a full and fair hearing for another single day. The SCCRC have a duty and a responsibility, not only to these men and their familys, but to the victims and their familys and to the public, to ensure that to ensure that justice is restored by the referral of this case back to the court of appeal for a full and proper hearing of all the facts and evidence in this case. In the name of justice, equality and fairness for all and, for the restoration of the dignity and confidence in our justice system, this case must be referred to the court for a public hearing that justice might be seen to be fairly done and, not brushed under the proverb­ial carpet after 16 years of travesty.


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Yet the very next judge to give an opinion was Lord Mc Cluskie. In his

Lordships most excellent opinion in support of the appeal, he confirms that

Love had indeed confessed to discharging the gun at the van as his sister

had witnessed and contrary to his evidence against Gray at the trial. Lord

Mc Cluskie paraphrases Love’s in depth confessions in that respect...

 

• Because it would enable me to avoid being charged myself with attempt murder, of which I knew I was guilty because I was the one who fired the shotgun, I was willing to go along with the plan to present false evidence...” (SLT 948K)


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Congratulations to those who have had the courage to speak out against police corruption and to those who equally had the courage to broadcast Murder Capitol last night.
 
I have visited this site many times and was completely blown away with what I saw on TV with TC Campbell, Joe Steele & Paul Ferris.
 
Everything that was put together I can only presume that Reg McKay was the key man in this. Well done Reg!
http://www.ferrisconspiracy.co.uk/cat.asp?catid=8

"'We hope everyone who is interested in justice and equality under the law will visit, comment and come back. The site is here to expose and discuss the official and petty use of power and authority.."

Paul Ferris.


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The Scots Godfather accused of bribing police is a ruthless, cunning crook with a blood- soaked history.

The 43-year-old thug, known to police as The Licensee, is in control of the city's underworld.

He has been charged with a string of violent offences, but never convicted.

The former safebreaker is involved in drugs, loan-sharking, extortion and robbery, and owns pubs, clubs and minicab companies.

But his speciality is setting up rival crooks to take the rap for crimes he has masterminded.

Tam Bagan, who has sparked a major corruption probe at the heart of Strathclyde Police, says he does it with the help of seven unscrupulous detectives.

As well as rocking Scotland's biggest police force, Bagan's claims have thrown a new spotlight on The Licensee.

And his story will horrify all law-abiding people.

The Licensee began his criminal career with the notorious Barlanark Team, a pack of thieves from the east end of Glasgow.

His speciality was stealing safes, and the gang robbed post offices and businesses nationwide.

The Licensee made a fortune, and earned his nickname by ploughing it into pubs.

His name doesn't appear on any official documents, and his property company is run by his wife and a close friend.

But he controls the money the pubs make - an estimated pounds 40,000 a week - and uses it to bankroll crime.

The Licensee is hugely wealthy. But he has many enemies, and lives as a virtual recluse in a plush bungalow in Mount Vernon, Glasgow.

He rarely ventures out in daylight, preferring to run his empire from home.

And when he was stopped by traffic police recently, he was wearing an FBI- issue bulletproof vest.

His house was massively refurbished three years ago. And local gossips claim he has a pounds 10,000 security system, with pressure pads, infra-red cameras and state of the art alarms.

It's also rumoured that he has an ultra-secure "bolt-hole" at the back of the house.

The Licensee does leave home for an occasional night's drinking.

But he shuns the bright lights and heads for a traditional "man's pub" in East Kilbride. His wife and son, a recovering junkie in his early 20s, always go with him.

The scruffy Godfather always wears jeans, a T-shirt and a denim jacket.

And his only obvious signs of wealth are two BMWs, one a convertible, a massive jeep and two homes - the bungalow and a former council flat in Barlanark.

In the twisted world of Glasgow crime, The Licensee is a success story. But many have suffered or died during his rise.

The police knew of his role in the bloody Ice Cream Wars of the 1980s.

He had a fleet of vans and was greedy to increase his profits, so he launched a wave of violent attacks.

And he was the man with most to gain from the wars' most horrifying incident, the murders of six members of a rival family in a fire at their home in 1984.

Two men, Joseph Steele and Thomas Campbell, are serving life for the attack. But they have always insisted they were framed.

And The Licensee, fearing the truth would come out, offered a henchman thousands of pounds to murder Campbell in jail.

Campbell is still alive, and still protesting his innocence.

The Licensee has also been implicated in the murders of Bobby Glover and Joe Hanlon in September 1991.

They were shot after the assassination of drug baron Arthur Thompson junior, whose father was Godfather before The Licensee. It was assumed Arthur senior had taken his revenge.

But some claim The Licensee set up Arthur junior's shooting then had Glover and Hanlon killed - even though they were his close allies - to cover him-self with Arthur senior.

He had a blazing row with Glover and Hanlon 24 hours before they died, and mysteriously disappeared on the night of their shootings.

The Licensee's past is littered with other violent incidents, and he has been charged with a number of serious offences.

But where the law is concerned, he seems to bear a charmed life.

He was accused of blinding John "Jonah" McKenzie, a well-known gangland figure, in a blade and baseball bat attack.

And it was claimed he ran a rival off the road in his four-wheel drive truck, and forced a CID car into a ditch while helping a pal escape arrest.

However, he has NEVER stood in the dock or the witness box.

The Licensee's latest venture, is to invest in minicabs.

He has spent £400,000 on buying taxi companies, using two associates as frontmen.

The firms' owners were told to sell out or else. They're all too terrified to say anything against The Licensee, and police investigations have met a wall of silence.

Making people stay silent has been one of the keys to the Licensee's success. But Tam Bagan chose to speak out.

The underworld heavy, Arthur Thompson snr's former bodyguard, is serving 12 years for armed robbery. For more than a year, he has been giving police detailed accounts of The Licensee's crooked activities.

He blames The Licensee and others for his jail term, claiming he was framed.

But sources close to him say his real reason for breaking the crook's code of silence is to get back at The Licensee for the murders of his friends Glover and Hanlon.

That claim was clarified yesterday by Paul Ferris, a bitter enemy.

He said: "Tam Bagan was a good friend of these men. They were like brothers. 

"He coming forward now - nearly five years after they died to shed some light on matters"

Ferris, cleared of murdering Thompson jnr, was an ally of Bagan when both were "enforcers" for Thompson snr. But friendship changed and both went separate ways after a row in 1993.

He insists Bagan never went to police out of bitterness, or in a bid to settle scores and put rivals in jail.

But his most sensational claim is that The Licensee has seven detectives in his pocket -a chief inspector, three inspectors, two sergeants and a constable.

Bagan says the officers have been taking bribes of cash, cars and gifts since the late 70s.

In return, they're said to have helped The Licensee frame rivals, and warned him of bids to arrest him.

The officers, said to be at the heart of the fight against organised crime, have yet to be interviewed.

John Orr, Strathclyde's new chief constable, said last night: "Allegations of this nature must be taken very seriously and the public can be assured that I am committed to ensuring these allegations are vigorously and relentlessly investigated."  (So what happened?......... F**K ALL as usual )


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Let us ALL not forget the men who spent the best years of their lives behind bars for a heinous crime that claimed the lives of the Doyle family.

An innocent family wiped out through greed and bullying. Two innocent men sent down the river as a sacrifice to the public.

At least 13 bent cops who perjured themselves to get a conviction for the Crown & to protect one of their own TAM THE LICENSEE MCGRAW

F*****G outrageous and even more so when they have yet to FULLY compensate TC or wee Joe bloody shameless.

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