Erwin's visit to Devil's Island.

"Getting on Devil's Island was an amazing experience. No civilians had been on the island for decades. The buildings were surprisingly well presereved. Stepping inside the little prison built for Alfred Dreyfus was surreal, looking through the iron bars of his prison window bars was poignant. I managed to climb up to the point from where Papillon, Henri Charrier, said in his book that he jumped to freedom. It was unforgettable."
Erwin James

Guardian Interviews

Clive Martin Director of CLINKS

Jonathan Aitken: Prisoners of Hope

Andrew Bridges: HM Inspector of Probation

Prof Rod Morgan former chair of Youth Justice Board



Michael Biggs


Knife Crime Britain

Jailhouse Rock

Billy Moore “Dead Man Talking”

“Lost Lifers” on photographer Edmund Clark’s study of elderly life sentence prisoners

“Lost Lifers” Erwin James AUDIO

“Among the Ghosts” on Devil’s Island

The French Foreign Legion: “Legion of Honour”

John Hirst “The Devilish Advocate”

Jason Hancock “Taking Liberty”

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