Diary from the Inside 7 February – 6 March 2020 Part 152 by Giovanni Di Stefano

Friday 7 February 2020

08.29 pm – Now I know you will find this weird but…I have been a big Coronation Street viewer since it first began. Today was the 10,000 episode – a world record. This morning I was humming ‘King of the Road’ and thought what a great theme song for tonight’s episode. Blow me down with a feather – damnation – that is what was played. Incredible intuition. Why the eff can I not have an intuition for the lottery numbers.

Saturday 8 February 2020

08.54 pm – Today will go down as my moment of sadness and great shame.

Sunday 9 February 2020

10.26 pm – There are times when tears take the place of rain. Yesterday in my life it was raining cats and dogs.

Monday 10 February 2020

10.04 pm – Nothing probative to say today.

Tuesday 11 February 2020

09.25 pm – Today, I received another copy of my PNC with the date 07.02.2020 at 12.53 pm and it’s the same as the other four and the real one, that should have been sued at trial. Instead, the police, Crown, falsified one. Criminals they are!

Wednesday 12 February 2020

08.17 pm – If you fail to prepare then prepare to fail.

Thursday 13 February 2020

10.53 pm – Have been watching the HBO series ‘The Night Of.’ An innocent man went to Rikers Island Prison in New York and came out acquitted of murder but a drug addict with zero prospect ins life.

Valentine’s Day – Friday 14 February 2020

08.14 pm – A big Happy St. Valentine’s Day to all. Mine has been great because I have had some really good news. However, did you know that St. Valentine himself was executed and beheaded? Not so good for him but for billions of others – great.

Saturday 15 February 2020

12.57 pm – Someone today asked me “Gio, how would you like to be remembered?” my reply “I just would like to be remembered.” They say that time is a great healer of injustice – is it hell. It is not. Time only heals wounds, not injustice. One thing though that is important – call it a legacy of mine if you like – love your family regardless. However, children will never know how much we save them until they have children of their own.

Sunday 16 February 2020

09.19 pm – It seems that Storm Dennis or whatever the hell it’s called has passed us by leaving some damage. Of course, physical damage we can repair. It’s the psychological one that is a problem. Talk about Brad Pitt and ‘7 Years in Tibet’ I think it’s GDS and ‘7 Years in HMP’ that is probably more interesting. I keep saying this and one day it will be true – let’s see what this coming week brings.

Monday 17 February 2020

09.12 pm – Nothing much to report today except that the lack of staff here is having an effect on how things are run and what can be done. It’s hard and with 2 million unemployed you would think that there would be a queue to get a job. Contrary I’m afraid to say. The problem with the UK is that people expect the State to jump in when one cannot manage. That is what happens so no one wants to work.

Tuesday 18 February 2020

09.20 pm – Generally, a good day. I spoke at length with the Court of Appeal and next week my case – again – should be redirected. I also spoke with David Martin Sperry. Let’s see how things develop this week and that next week this fucking nightmare will finally come to an end.

Wednesday 19 February 2020

08.58 pm – Today was a day that frankly was futile.

Thursday 20 February 2020

10.42 pm – It would appear that things are actually moving in my case.

Friday 21 February 2020

10.03 pm – It seems nothing much is going to happen before 3 March which is when my lawyers are coming to see me.

Saturday 22 February 2020

10.38 pm – Not much doing today owing to lack of staff that kept us all confined to our rooms for most of the day. No problem for me as it gave me the chance to drop a few people a line. But for most, it’s a pain in the backside.

Sunday 23 February 2020

08.59 pm – Tonight a frightening thought – according to the ‘book’ ie The Bible I have just over 5 years left to live. These criminals have stolen 7 years from my life something I won’t forgive. Still only 5 years – OK maybe even 25 years but I doubt it because after 70 what the hell can I really do more? Music? Movies The Law? Won’t be able to play centre forward in any football game – so what the hell will be the point of it all and if I get ill? I will have to apply the final solution.

Monday 24 February 2020

09.46 pm – In prison when a person faces confiscation there are three options that I call the three ‘Fs.’

  1. Freeze
  2. Fight
  3. Flee

If there is a knife or tool you must always choose (3) but anything else it’s your choice. I am a diplomat and never have I faced any confrontation. It’s best to try and get on with all. I do!!!

Tuesday 25 February 2020

08.51 pm – In a strange kind of way with this coronavirus crap going around in Italy I’m sort of glad I’m not deported yet. Let’s see how this thing pans out.

Wednesday 26 February 2020

08.04 pm – Nothing much today other than I’m feeling tired all the time. Well, maybe I’m forgetting I’m nearly 65 and not a young buck any more.

Thursday 27 February 2020

09.11 pm – Even less to say today, other than its snowing – well at least for half a day and the rest it was OK with sunshine. I have a feeling this country will finally complete its exit from the EU without any deal meaning the last four years was a waste of fucking time.

Friday 28 February 2020

09.46 pm – Today the TV channels all went – well some of them did and you know what? I didn’t give a fuck. Why? Because I don’t run my life around the TV. Some fairly heavy criminals here all keep the TV on for ‘company.’ What the ef is that all about. People, who are into serious crime needing the company of TV? I guess background noise may be a comfort but I see it as a sign of being institutionalised, which we all are in a way including me. I can’t wait to get back to my room. At first, I hated it because it represented the symbol of injustice. But now it’s a kind of refuge from the nonsense I have to hear and see day in and day out. Oh well…

Saturday 29 February 2020

10.44 pm – I have a kind of feeling that this time the Court of Appeal will go in my favour. Just a kind of feeling. No evidence just a feeling, let’s see.

Sunday 1 March 2020

07.26 pm – A letter came today which proves that the whole situation I’m going through is not judicial or political but personal. I will have to think carefully about my next steps to take.

Monday 2 March 2020

10.28 am – Tomorrow Philip Sapsford QC and David Martin Sperry are coming to see me. More tomorrow.

Tuesday 3 March 2020

07.58 pm – Today for the first time in years I felt normal and that is thanks to Philip Sapsford QC and David Martin Sperry.

Wednesday 4 March 2020

08.39 pm – Kill the virus save lives is the motto. Watch out for it soon. Have you ever heard of a singer called Shaun Escoffery? He is great, and listen to his version of ‘A House is Not a Home.’ Truly great.

Thursday 5 March 2020

By putting my personal circumstances and family before my principles have cost me the last 7 years. But have they actually been lost???

Friday 6 March 2020

08.59 pm – When I watch a documentary on BBC2 called ‘The Hospital’ about the NHS in Liverpool I ask myself this question. What the fuck is the government doing spending 100 billion on HS2 when the NHS needs the money more? Who the fuck wants to go from London to Manchester quickly? What the fuck to do when you get there? But saving lives is a risk priority. Get a grip UK government.

Below is my version of ‘Alone Again’ enjoy!!! GDS