Ghosts of Barlinnie

Ghosts of Barlinnie Ten men each took eight steps across the gallery of Barlinnie Prison s D Hall a final short walk from the grim confines of the condemned cell to the scaffold Their time had finally come Convicted of

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  • Title: Ghosts of Barlinnie
  • Author: James Carron
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ten men each took eight steps across the gallery of Barlinnie Prison s D Hall, a final short walk from the grim confines of the condemned cell to the scaffold Their time had finally come Convicted of capital murder, each man faced the ultimate punishment death by judicial hanging Their crimes ranged from gangland slayings to multiple killings The legal process exhausTen men each took eight steps across the gallery of Barlinnie Prison s D Hall, a final short walk from the grim confines of the condemned cell to the scaffold Their time had finally come Convicted of capital murder, each man faced the ultimate punishment death by judicial hanging Their crimes ranged from gangland slayings to multiple killings The legal process exhausted and all bids for clemency rejected, the hangman s noose was primed and ready to despatch swift justice This book explores the lives and crimes of the 10 men hanged at Barlinnie between 1946 and 1960 They were John Lyon, Patrick Carraher, John Caldwell, Paul Christopher Harris, James Ronald Robertson, James Smith, Patrick Deveney, George Francis Shaw, Peter Manuel and Anthony Miller It follows the path each man took to murder, examines the evidence against them and the defences deployed and charts their last days incarcerated within the condemned cell.

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    1. This was a fascinating small book (100 pages) telling the stories of the ten men hung at Barlinnie Jail over the years in Scotland. It tells of their early lives (and so many involved poverty and booze and violence) and what happened in the days leading up to each execution.Since abolition the death room has since been pulled down and that part of the jail demolished and rebuilt and their bodies were relocated to another part of the grounds. I had expected they'd be returned to their families bu [...]

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