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09:23 UK time, Wednesday, 7 May 2008

"Gangsters and Radio 4" - how Pete Doherty characterises prison on his release from Wormwood Scrubs .

dohertyprison.gifWhat a deliciously evocative description from the Babyshambles lyricist who name-checks Baudelaire as an inspiration. Apt, too, that another of his heroes is Oscar Wilde, who penned The Ballad of Reading Gaol after his own stint behind bars, a tale in which a condemned man wistfully eyes the "little tent of blue/which prisoners call the sky".

Doherty is now at liberty after serving 29 days of a 14-week sentence for breaching his probation order - imposed for possession of an assortment of addictive substances and for driving offences.
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