Long term inmates

'Mad Frankie' Fraser - a legend in his own gaol time

The Guardian, October 12 1980

Frank Fraser is a thorn in the Prison Department's side - a thorn so big that he is possibly the only British criminal who has become a legend simply by serving time.
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Blindfolded loser in prison parole maze

The Guardian, October 18 1982

In the Isle of Wight's top security prison, Albany, Frank Marritt, aged 43, has started his 18th year in prison on a life sentence for murder.
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Meeting the man who kills coppers

The Guardian, February 2 1993

Harry Roberts was once the most famous man in Britain. It was the summer of 1966: England had just beaten Germany in the World Cup; Harold Wilson was talking to the TUC about a wage freeze; Francis Chichester was getting ready to sail round the world; and at 3.15 on a Friday afternoon, on a street in Shepherd's Bush, three London policemen were shot down dead in the sun.

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