I shall say this before i write any further, I cannot mention everything as I have to respect reggie evn in death and I aint one of them men who wants to make a name for them selves, just lucky to be there and a day I want to share with you.
The night before reggie had a laser show on Maidstone prison walls, annousing his wedding to Robertta, It was well organised and entertaining for the inmates on Weald wing as this was the wing which housed long termers or lifers, mostly lifers. It was all in green and had there names and wedding bells, it lasted about 10mins. The next day I spent all of my time with reggie, writing his wedding speach and picked out one song for his wedding. The song I picked was simply the best by tina turner, why? On July the 12th 1996 my step father died at work, or shall I say he died through faulty ladders given to him by his employer and they slipped and my step father smashed his head on the way down (9 foot fall) he passed away the next day at 5.05am 12th July. At his funeral simply the best was played. I told Reggie this story and bless him he played this song at his wedding, along with 3 other songs. His wedding speach was written b him self but because i could not read it he read it to me and i wrote to it all down. It was about meeting Robertta and a very close friend of his in prison called Goomba, thats all i know of him. Reggie treated him like a son. Gave him matching gold braclets with two hands holding or shaking hands, a gold rolex watch and gold neckless. They even spared together in the shower room, thats right Reggie was sparing at 60 yrs of age. Any way that morning we was in a cell of a friend of Reggies called Danny. He was a lifer and a young man who got on with Reg. The prison screws came along whilst we was talking about his wedding in dans cell when they burst in and asked us to get out as they wanted to search for hooch (alchahol drink). Reg wasnt happy at all infact we all were as we found it disrespectfull on his only or very few good days in his life sentence. All I can say is he said 1 word "bastards" thats what he called them. Once they finished searching and for once they didnt leave a mess as they normaly do, we call them burglars. We done bits and said stuff I cannot mention for out of respect and Its something I keep to my self. In the afternoon he got married had some food layed on and soft drink and then it was all over. After tea Reggie invited danny, goomba my self and 1 or 2 others up to his cell. We all asked him how it all went when one of the lads produced hooch. We have been drinking for 10 to 15 mins when the cell door burst open and guess who stood there? a female so (senior officer) stood there. She was a big woman and took no shit and I think she was Reggies personnal officer. All she sais was "Reggie come with me and you lot get out and leave this cell now" #### me, you would of thought they would of left Reg to have a drink and that would of rounded off the day perfectly for him. All what happend was they were pissed off because he had a lazer show the night before, which he got knicked for any way and we had a drink even though they searched reggies mates cell and got #### all and he still got a drink, so they were pissed off not to much but enough. Before I go I want to leave on a good note. The 1st person I met when I arrived on weald wing was Reggie. I was surprised by his height and the way he was. He was polite and took an interest and told me wots wot and where the phones were and mail box to post letters. I got to know Reg quite quickly in a short time. Done alot and said alot. His cell was amazing, say no more. Put it this way all the photos you see in books I saw the real thing and more. He had a good fan mail, every day he got letters from woman and they were very good looking. If you didnt get visits he would ask you " tone do you want a visit from a lady" that way i get a visit thay get to meet Reggie and me telling them what they wanted to know about Reggie. I never done this as I had a woman, but I do wish i did do it for one time only. Any way as Reg would say " god bless you"
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