Aitken could work on pig farm

30 June 1999

Aitken could work on pig farm

JONATHAN Aitken, the disgraced former Conservative minister, could face “back-breaking” work on a pig-breeding unit for the next eighteen months.

Aitken, who was jailed earlier this month for perjury and perverting the course of justice, has just been moved to Standford Hill Prison on the Isle of Sheppey.

Work available to prisoners at the prison includes a thriving pig-breeding unit and a vegetable farm.

Comments in the 1997-98 Prisoners Handbook say that “Work on the farm is back-breaking and little more than slave labour”.

  • The Times 30/06/99 page 6
  • The Independent 30/06/99 page 5
  • The Guardian 30/06/99 page 7 (National Roundup)
  • The Daily Telegraph 30/06/99 page 8
  • The Herald 30/06/99 page 2 (In Brief)

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