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Jimmy Boyle

Scotland (b.1944)

Jimmy Boyle born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jimmy Boyle became a member of a powerful gang. In 1967, despite maintaining his innocence, he was convicted of the murder of Babs Rooney and received a life sentence. He later participated in the Barlinnie Prison Special Unit's new rehabilitation program, eventually earning himself parole. Boyle has since become a successful international sculptor and has written several books.
Non fiction
   Hard Man (1977) (with Tom McGrath)
   A Sense of Freedom (1977)
   Pain of Confinement (1984)
   Jimmy Boyle Omnibus (1995)