by Em Sheppard / Earth First! UK
Please note it is important that this is not reposted after 30 December 2015 as this will be in breach of licensing conditions.
[Em Sheppard was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment last February for disabling police cars. See these links for more background: The action that lead to Sheppard’s arrest / Letter in response to sentencing / Support page]
In October my probation officer said I could go back to Bristol. Now it transpires I have been a MAPPA (multi-Agency Protection) for my whole sentence, though no one thought to tell me (I always thought it was strange I wasn’t). The police met in November about me and to draw up my licence conditions, but (as is common practice) have only told me now. The licence is so restrictive that ironically I will have had more freedom in jail in some ways. I’m not sure what’s worse –...