Ben Gunn, the blogging prisoner locked in a struggle

 

Ben Gunn

Ben Gunn was 14 when he killed a friend. Almost 30 years on, his blogging and protests about prison regime injustices ensure that he is still no nearer release. By Eric Allison

The government is expected to grant the vote to prisoners at the next election – and it will be due to the efforts of two men, both lifers. One of them, John “Ben” Gunn, has been locked up since the age of 14. Now, almost 30 years later, he is the general secretary of the Association of Prisoners (AoP).

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