Shawshank time and then deported. Dempsey Hawkins.

After 38 years in a US prison, a British born man serving life is sent back to a country he barely knew. A cold and biting January wind was blowing through Washington DC as I sat in Dulles International Airport awaiting my flight to Britain. Earlier that morning I had been lying on my bed […]

Four Decades Later, Teenaged Killer is Paroled, and Deported

The day this article appeared the last letter of my decade  long prison correspondence with Dempsey Hawkins, with the few dollars I could spare towards his first days of freedom, was returned to me: addressee no longer here.  After 39 years my pal is no longer penned. Crime Scene By MICHAEL WILSON JAN. 29, 2017 […]

Journal. December 4th, 2014. Emergency Room. New York Presbyterian.

What started out a charmed day followed a charmed evening.  Wintery grey December dawned on the dark and dreary side of New York City on the 2nd.  Tuesday I went to see the exhibition of Leonard Lauder’s primo collection of early Picasso, Braque, Gris & Leger at the Met before meeting with himself to discuss […]