By ‘coincidence’ the governor of Shotts, Ian Whitehead, was previously governor of Castle Huntley open jail, where John Bowden (and the Anarchist Black Cross) was the victim of an orchestrated campaign of lies in which an American psychologist, Matt Stillman, smeared the ABC as a “terrorist organisation” with which John was in contact.
After a robust campaign led by Leeds ABC, and by John himself of course, the Scottish Prison Service were forced to climb down, and Stillman’s career was ruined. John has never been forgiven for having the courage and integrity to stand his ground, and the SPS have not forgotten how they were humiliated.
Picket of the Scottish Parliament organised by Leeds ABC
Once again, we ask comrades to help shine an international spotlight on SPS abuse, and to support John in his long battle for freedom.
Please send letters of support to John at the following address:
And letters of protest to:
Scottish Prison Service HQ
5 Redheughs Rigg
The Parole Board
99-105 Horseferry Road