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Author Murtagh, Tom, OBE.
Title The Blantyre House prison affair : lessons from a modern-day witch hunt / Tom Murtagh ; foreword, Martin Narey.
Imprint Sherfield-on-Loddon, UK : Waterside Press ; Portland, Or. : North American distributors, International Specialised Book Services, [2007]

Author Murtagh, Tom, OBE.
Subject Murtagh, Tom, OBE.
HM Prison Blantyre House.
Prisons -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Prisons -- England -- Kent.
Prison administration -- England -- Kent.
Description 1 online resource (216 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 205) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Tom Murtagh OBE was a governor at The Maze Prison and Armagh Prison, Northern Ireland before becoming Area Manager - one of the highest ranks in HM Prison Service - for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Building on a fine record and long experience he set out to raise standards in all the prisons under his charge, only to be demonised by a Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee in 'The Blantyre House Prison Affair'. In this autobiographical account he tells his side of the story: the background, key facts, matters of intelligence that were confidential at the time, and about how the events led to his vilification as his strategically-informed messages and voice were ignored.
Contents Cover -- Acknowledgements -- Some Key Abbreviations and Terminology -- CONTENTS -- About the author -- Foreword Martin Narey -- Preface -- 1 Sad Reflections -- 2 Career Choices -- 3 Fresh Start -- 4 The ATM Scant -- 5 The 'Charity Work' Debacle -- 6 The Chaucer Unit -- 7 Downhill Spiral -- 8 Operation Swynford -- 9 Aftermath -- 10 The Home Affairs Select Committee Investigation -- 11 A Modern-day Witch Hunt? -- Some of the items found during the search -- References -- Index -- Back cover
ISBN 9781906534035 (electronic bk.)
1906534039 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 847528100
Additional Format Print version: Murtagh, Tom, OBE. Blantyre House prison affair. Sherfield-on-Loddon, UK : Waterside Press ; Portland, Or. : North American distributors, International Specialised Book Services, ©2007 9781904380313 (DLC) 2007408653 (OCoLC)84151757.

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