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Stokes Croft Prisoners
Paddy Besiris c/o ABC
14 Robertson Road
Pleaded guilty in May 2012 to violent disorder during the riots in Stokes Croft riots. Paddy was sentenced to 14 months, of which he will serve 7 months due to his early plea. He is a Greek socialist who was involved in various activist groups and recently moved from HMP Horfield after tying to unionise G-wing. Paddy appreciates letters, cards, newsletters and books.
Elijah Smith (‘General’ James Hutton) – A3186AM
Found guilty of violent disorder during riots in Stokes Croft and for incidents relating to 26th March 2011 in London. James was given 2 years for his offence in Bristol, 18 months for London case. The judge consolidated the two consecutive sentences to 3 years and gave James time allowed for being on remand and on tag/curfew. This comes off the 3 years hopefully. He welcomes any correspondence!