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Reversal of the death sentence recently
imposed on Scott Rush.
March and April 2006. This was a very, very hard time for me. It
is so hard getting my head around a “life sentence” and knowing
what that means. And my parents went back home. As I said at my
trial I deserve what I deserve but thinking about being here for
so long stresses me out and makes me tired and depressed. And I
am not a bad person I think.
It is definitely hard to get used to the time – it is so hot
that it is hard to sleep and there is so much noise from other
prisoners and guards, and just noise. Then when I get to sleep
it is nearly daytime and time to wake up. Get a routine my
Well that is easier said than done.
Sometimes people come to visit me. Now don’t get me wrong, I
enjoy having visits and getting mail – not the hate mail though
– but sometimes it is hard to be nice and happy when I am tired
and stressed. So excuse me if I’m not at my best when you come
to visit or I haven’t written back.
Good things happen. I get some great parcels and letters and
that shows people care. And I started my course of study
straight away but I need more motivation to keep going and
Then there was the news that the other Aussies had their
sentences reduced. I was so happy and excited until I realised
that I wasn’t so fortunate. That really knocked me. My lawyer
came to see me about an appeal to the Supreme Court. Of course,
I want to appeal and know it is a scary time.