17 April 2011
It is with sadness that I want to pay tribute to a remarkable lady, Sister Isabel, who died recently. Throughout my time in prison she wrote me often. Initially she was at the convent in Langley Middleton and through some really good friends of mine who know Isabel well she learned of my situation. She went on to do missionary work abroad but never forgot me and still wrote her inspirational letters from some far flung places. Her letters always seemed to arrive at the right time....when I was feeling particularly low...and her descriptions of where she was and the people she was helping would immediately bring me round to tell myself always, there were others in far worse circumstances. She recently came with us when we went to the Houses of Commons for a meeting about the CCRC...she was in fine form and I will remember her with great fondness. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.