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Prison visit

Yvonne Machugh
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom

Feb 13, 2017 — It's nearly 1am here in chennai and I am still on a complete high from my visit to see Billy this morning.

It's a strange feeling. I shouldn't be happy seeing the man I love in a prison thousands of miles from home, knowing he is completely innocent. But I am...I'm just so happy to finally speak to him again after 8 long painful months of no telecommunication. I'm so happy to be held by him and hear him tell me he loves me. But most of all I am so happy that he is OK.

I've got four visits with him. And I'll treasure each one. I have no doubt that the last visit will be the hardest and I probably won't walk out those prison gates with a smile on my face like I did today, but I really don't want to dwell on that final visit. I just want to enjoy each and every second I get to spend with him.

We've still had no update from the courts. A verdict was supposed to be given before Christmas, yet still we have no indication of even a date for a verdict. This is what the men are struggling with most. The unknown, no time frame and zero information from the courts.
I saw a few of the other men briefly and they all looked surprisingly well which was a huge comfort. They gave me a shopping list of essentials they needed and letters to pass onto their families. Knowing how incredible they are, the strength they are showing, and the fight they still have in them to prove their innocence and return home as free men, has given me the strength to carry on their plight when I return home. I'll forever be in owe of them.

As always thanks again for you support. The men are all still talking about your wonderful letters and cards that were are the prison staff!!!!!!!! Keep them coming you've no idea the happiness it brought them during the darkest of days.


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