29 September 2006

Sandra Gregory

'Banged up Abroad' is a new series on Channel 5, Monday evening 2 October at 10.p.m., and will feature my good friend Sandra Gregory. We met in Durham prison after Sandra had been repatriated back to the U.K. from a prison in Thailand.  Her story is  fascinating and we remain staunch friends. Her book about her experiences, 'Forget you had a Daughter', has drawn alot of attention to my case and I shall be forever grateful to Sandra for mentioning me in the book.

9 Comments:

Anonymous mark g said...

cool.
sounds good

5:44 pm  
Anonymous Nigel said...

That you and Sandra Gregory are such firm friends underscores the point I made earlier - that despite the unimaginable loss and the injustices that you've suffered, Susan, not all is loss. Reading of her story in the magazine of the Independent on Sunday recently, I was particularly pleased to see that Sandra at least has a job now.

8:34 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

I agree - that from despair and a nightmare can also come something very valuable. I am also pleased Sandra found work eventually, but it is sad that she struggled to get employed yet is so well qualified! But I face similar problems - I have tried to get a job, but the fact I remain convicted is very much held against me.

9:09 pm  
Anonymous Karen said...

It is great that Sandra now has a job, but yes Sue its sad that while being so well qualified that she has had such a struggle. And the same for you too. I suppose that people are more judgemental of women in your terrible situations and prejudice clouds many employers judgements.

Both of you are strong women and have over come so much. I admire both of you greatly for never giving up.

9:17 am  
Anonymous Lisa B said...

Hi Susan,

Just droppin you a line as I have just read Sandra's book. I have had a few late nights as I have not been able to put it down. I googled sandra gregory and was amazed to see your name on the search. I didn't know that you had been released. I am so glad that you have. I knew while reading that you were innocent as sandra was testing you and your answers flowed with no contradictions. I'm really happy for you both and admire you. Where is the justice in the world? I am disgusted with the injustice of yours and sandra's case. How are you both getting on these days? Any holidays or happy times lately?

Lisa B - Irish girl currently living in oz.

1:52 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

Thanks for your entry Lisa. Sandra is fine - we keep in touch regularly. I am still fighting my case and have another battle to deal with now!! I have to have surgery next week - but will fight this too.
Take care.

3:46 pm  
Anonymous Lisa B said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have to go through surgery. I have read more into your case and am in shock. I only knew the basics last night when I left a comment and was quite blase about the whole thing. I have subscribed to your blog and will continue to follow your case. I'm sorry to hear you have to get surgery. I hope its nothing too serious. Is there anything more than signing your petition that I can do to help. I have told my friends about your case so hopefully they will also sign. I will drop you an e mail.

6:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan, I too read about you in the Sandra Gregory book, and then googled you to see what happened. I am so happy you got out of prison, but really hope you get your conviction over-turned also.

I find it amazing and upsetting that there are so many miscarriages of justice. I am still sad/angry every time I think of the Guildford Four after reading Gerry Conlan's book years ago. Good Luck in clearing your name. I am really glad Sandra is doing okay - she bravely admitted her crime but still really deserved another chance after doing her 7 years.

Cathy C : Australia

1:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like to talk with sandra gregory her sory was yesterday on the netherlands sbs6 contact me rhhaustein@hotmail.com

10:36 pm  

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