01 September 2003

A Tribute to Kevin Callen

I want to pay tribute to Kevin Callen who died recently.

When I came to prison, Kevin wrote to me from Wakefield prison - he too had been wrongly convicted. We became firm friends and Kevin helped me a lot in those early years.

Sadly, Kevin was introduced to drugs whilst he was inside and even though he cleared his name and went home, he still found life very difficult. He remained very angry and bitter about the injustice he had suffered and of course I fully understand that. I feel "damaged" by what has happened to me - Kevin did not overcome the damage and succumbed to drugs and alcohol. It cost him his life - I will always remember him and the advice and support he gave me.

Related Links:
Kevin Callen's Story - An overview of Kevin's ordeal

My handwritten original - click here