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In Memory of Frank Norman.

This is a total connection to the message.i am including two fabulous books by an ex-prisonner who made the big tie after release, althugh they did shut him up eventjally.he died aged 50.
John Fran Norman, a Barnodos boy he served three years in Camp Hill,Isle of Wight and wrote a good few books before passing away in 1980.
I will recommend and link two of them on amazon, albeit secondhand, because they are out of print.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=frank+norman++bang+to+rights

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Banana-Boy-Frank-Norman/dp/043631505X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522412840&sr=8-1&keywords=frank+norman+banana+boy

Cheaper copies are available at https://abebooks.com
John Frank Norman June 9th 1930 - Dec 23rd 1980.</b>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Norman

A Website.

If you know you way around the digital stuff, a website self build package is easy enough, once you, ve done it once.Dont be put off
I use: https://www.1and1.co.uk
A basic MyWebsite package from them.costs about £10-£15 a month.A domain name anywhere between £10 and £24 a year, ,premium domain names can sell for £4000 or more.
Email box package, My Basic Email costs about £4.99 a month with plenty of email boxes, or £1.99 email box pack with 20 email boxes.
Not too expensive for those with the required digital skills.But if you pay for a website to be built for youfrom one of these packages it would cost £500 for the work, and that would be for a minimal site and extra for maintaining and adding to it.
Alternatively pay for someone who is active to publish your information notes, and share the costs involved.That should be very cheap.
hamishmac

Setting Up Your Own Journal Page.

This is not very difficult if you have basic skills in using the Windows or Apple operating system.
A Journal such as this is the easiest and cheapest option.It doesnt cost anything to register and start using and posting your journal.
https://www.Livejournal.com Create your own account at the following web address.You need to choose a user name and password.Have an Email address and verify it by returning their email confirmation of you registration.
to make it more attractive go to settings/manage/ and then to "customize your LJ appearance".
This will give you options of free as well as paid choices of design of your journal pages.
Then go into the Profile heading and put your choices info of settings you want.Also on the edit Prfile tab you can upload a photo from you computer to make things look good on your posts and front page.
Start posting.
It is also possible to use mobile phone or tablet with this journal.
If you want to use professional options such as lots of links etc you will have to upgrade your acout to a "Professional Package" which costs about $19.99 a year.
If you want a design that is not a free one it will cost you about $25-$30 ,as one off payment.

Other Pages of Interest

Other journal articles related to law and psychiatry.

https://hamishlegal.livejournal.com
https://ham-psychiatry.livejournal.com
https://ham-metaphysics.livejournal.com


It would be a good thing if more of you contributed your experience to online information services such as I have done.
https://Hamishmac.co.uk

My Album "Do What Happens"

I am not a big head or bread head from Patmoors point of view, but my rent bills etc have to be paid,,Also I would like to leave a record of my stay in the bHouse, same as did Richard Dadd.
Freedom being the idea I try to put into the music.My Statement,so to speak.





Do What Happens Album






This album can be listened to on YouTube link which is on the Home page of my website.Buy a copy, digital or CD at: https://hamishmac.bandcamp.com or the link above.
https://hamishmac.co.uk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dadd link to Wikipedia article Richard Dadd.





Image-Dadd - Fairy Feller&apos;s.jpg
By Richard Dadd - [1], Public Domain, Link



I have spent time in the Bethlam and Broadmoor myself,17 years before the modernization of these places, where the flavour of the history, ghosts and memories of the past linger in the corridors and stories are past on by word of mouth.Where no outsider ever gets to see these incarcerated souls, who are not going to see the outside world again.This was the case for Richard Dadd.Born in 1817 and died in 1886 at 69 years,due to chronic lung desease.Dadd went a bit mad it seems after he come back from Egypt where he had spent time under the starlit desert night skies,out in the open with a tribe of Nomads,with whom he had blown his mindsmoking cannabis.
He ended up killing his dad when he returned and sent to the Bethlam.He had been a good artist and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Arts at the age of 20.He was 26 by this time(1843),and stayed at the Bethlam until he was 46.He produced his masterpiece between 1855-1864.so it was finished off within 1 or 2 years after being transferred to Broadmoor.He had no painting materials, brushes, paints etc.it was created out of strands of his own hair, and left over beetroot and suchlike coloured dyes from food stuffs, tea etc,that he manufactured himself.
Having been in a similar predicament, I can predict what was foremost concerning Richard Dadd in this situation.firstly, 24 hours a day would be on his mind that he would have to overcome this imprisonment.Additionally means to doing so would have been considered by hook or crook.Also money, or lack of it would have been a majort factor.
He was also an Aertist and the inreligent man in this position would not ignore the neccessatiy of writing a book that was not normally possible to write.In this case paint a picture to put the experience onto paper.Very much a message in a bottle.So he concieved this masterpeice.It is very good.But,dont be fooled, on his mind as a major factor was the selling and making money out of this work.Had he been suceesful in getting his painting recognized at the time, he would have facilitated his freedom and financial security.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dadd

Misinformation:

I am, well aware that a lot of the prosecution material used to hold a detainee is often misinformation, and that is standard procedure of not only services but government departments, Home Office and C3 division as well.The onus of proof should be on them but it is not.Legal defence teams would not get work if they refused to accept these basic precepts of misinformation as a starting point in  defending a client.Crown Prosecutions Services also use misinformation as a standard practice to secure a prosecution.Guilty until proved innocent.It is up to you not to let them  get away with it.

Many clients are well educated in forensic legal techniques, in many cases much better than professionals, especially in regard to their own cases, and therefore should try to put the information together to win a release from sections and detainments,themselves.

Obviously online tools are most effective.For those who cannot do this, they may be able to find ways to put information to paper, and find someone to use the online stuff.


Not Mad In Situo

You cannot possibly escape the severity of being so securely looked up and  the machine,s reason for it.This being Schizophrenia .So therefore a classic situation is going arises,even if it is not so.You will be hard wired to the concept that you are mad. Not processing  info properly.After a while.

A schizophrenic who knows he is so, is not mad.One who does not know it , is mad. This is one of the defining characteristics of the condition.

So, what I am inferring is that a Schiz who is "nicked", "bang to rights", is not mad.He is not really schiz, at this realization.The people locked up in special Hospitals are not really ill or mad.

No-one can except this.

They cant get out of the lunatic asylum,but they should.

Prison is the same.

You have to walk on the other side of the fence to know this.As with religion, you have to move on the other side to know God.The trouble is,, those walking on the other side cannot get back to shore to tell people this. Even if they did , no-one would listen.


You Cannot judge a Book by Its Cover

I say this because it is worth a mention that the inmates or clientel of Special Hospitals is not quite what you might expect.This is the case also for the prison populations.There is an alarming amount of very intelligent people amongst them.Middle class is the norm rather than the lower class populations.

For instance in my time there ,(Broadmoor),I made good acquaintances with a Mensa mathematician from Oxford University.Another Mensa with a phd in Gaelic  language, from Cambridge university. I spent a lot of time with a guy who scored regularly in excess of 185 in his IQ tests.Another also used to score in the high 180, s , but sometimes showed abnormally low scores as well such as 60.

I met engineers , doctors ,even Psychiatrists.At the Bethlam there is a locked ward full of them.A unit that cater,s for psychiatrists with so called Schizophrenia.

An England schoolboy international footballer.There are a large amount of domestic cases, and family problem cases.

Another two guys that I liked who were friends and spent a lot of time playing chess were also both Mensa.

It is also true to a certain extent for some of the nursing staff, some of whom were Oxbridge. and the like who could really get much work after leaving University.

It is common for these highly intelligent ones to end up in prison or Mind hospital.

I have mentioned but a few examples.